Deadline has announced that actor Benedict Cumberbatch will star in the Netflix miniseries 39 Steps. The series is based on the novel of the same name by John Bucken.
The film adaptation of Baken’s work by director Alfred Hitchcock has already been released. It was released in 1935 and is currently considered one of the most successful films based on the novel. Who knows, maybe the show from Netflix will turn out decent too.
Richard meets Annabella at the London Music Hall, who asks for shelter from the assassins following her trail. Richard doesn’t take it seriously, but allows her to spend the night with him. The same night, a girl bursts into his bedroom with a knife in her back … Running in a panic, Richard is mistaken for a maniac killer and the police of all England begin to hunt. To prove his innocence, he will have to go through all the circles of Hell …
The show will have six episodes of an hour each. Filming is scheduled to begin in 2022.