Fans have been waiting for the next season of “Sherlock” for a while now. But are they about to get a spin-off series of the BBC show while they wait? Will Mycroft Holmes really get his own show?
Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft, has always been quite the character. However, according to Comicbook.com, he will not get his own BBC series. Instead, Mycroft Holmes is getting his own comic book series. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be writing a comic book based on Sherlock’s “equally brilliant older brother.” The five-issue series will be called “Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook.” It will follow the elder Holmes “as he travels [around] the world on a mission from the British government to stop a madman…[from destroying] civilisation.”
This is not the first time Abdul-Jabbar will write about Mycroft, though. The New York Times bestselling author earlier wrote his debut novel about Sherlock’s brother in 2015. “Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook” will be illustrated by Joshua Cassara and co-written by Raymond Obstfeld. The first issue is set to hit comic book stores on August 3rd. The series will also be available for digital download.
Mycroft Holmes is not the only Holmes brother who has been making the news recently, though. It was earlier reported that a third Holmes brother might be joining the show’s fourth season. Rumours suggest that British actor Tom Hiddleston will play this part. However, this has yet to be confirmed.
Meanwhile, Games Radar reported that actor Toby Jones has been cast for Series 4. The former “Captain America” star will play “one of [Sir Arthur Conan] Doyle’s finest villains” in the second episode of the fourth series.
No date has been set for the “Sherlock” series 4 premiere. However, reports suggest that the next series of the hit BBC show will likely air in January 2017.