Netflix is still riding the high from their ridiculous success with limited series like ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ and ‘When They See Us’ and this new one is looking like it won’t be any different. The spy thriller is titled ‘39 Steps’ is based on John Buchan’s 1915 novel. The series will take place right at the beginning of WW1. Benedict Cumberbatch will star alongside Edward Berger.
This novel has been adapted a few times before, most notable in 1935 by Alfred Hitchcock, starring the duo of Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll. Cumberbatch will be balancing his Marvel schedule with this one as he gears up for his upcoming Marvel feature, ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ set to release in 2022.