Netflix has acquired Benedict Cumberbatch’s limited series The 39 Steps.
Directed by Edward Berger, who worked on the critically acclaimed limited series Patrick Melrose with Cumberbatch, the series will be an updated version of the classic novel/Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name.
The 39 Steps series will be an updated take on the classic novel, which follows Richard Hannay, an ordinary man, who becomes a pawn in a vast, global conspiracy.
As of right now it is estimated to be six or more hour long episodes. Filming is hoped to start next year.
The news was first reported by Deadline.