Rapper and all-round icon Snoop Dogg is making a brand new adaptation of Sherlock Holmes for Alcon Television.
Adapted from the series of crime novels be Joe Ide, ‘IQ’ is a reimagining of the Sherlock mythos into a contemporary American setting.
Isaiah Quintabe is a 26-year-old African American private eye, who has such a reputation for solving incredibly difficult cases he earned the name IQ.
The Watson to Isaiah’s Sherlock is Juanell Dodson, who is a reformed gang member formerly of the East Side Crips, who initially comes to IQ for help with a big case.
‘House Of Lies’ producers Matthew Carnahan and Theo Travers are set to executive produce the series, and Deon Taylor (Black and Blue) is attached to direct.
Also set to join the project are Alcon Television Group CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove and Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven and Alex Gartner. Carnahan’s producing partner, Joel Ehninger, and Ben Roberts of Alcon Television Group are also executive producing. Robert Amidon of Atlas Entertainment and Ted Chung of Snoopadelic Films will serve as producers.
The IQ series currently has four books including; Righteous, Wrecked and Hi Five.
Elsewhere in the Sherlock world, Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown is joining another new franchise based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s works.
‘Enola Holmes’ is based on the ‘Enola Holmes Mysteries’ by Nancy Springier and also stars Henry Cavil as Sherlock himself.
It is set to focus, though, on Bobby Brown’s character, Enloa who is Sherlock and Mycroft’s much younger sister.
Helena Bonham Carter is set to play Enola’s mother.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and His Dark Materials writer Jack Thorne is set to script the new film.
Enola Holmes does not have a release date yet, though production is expected to start this summer.
Similarly, Snoop’s Sherlock spin-off is yet to have a confirmed production date.
No channel has yet confirmed they will be broadcasting the show yet.
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