Before going into any details, what is “The 39 Steps”. That’s where we’re supposed to start, and so that’s where we will. “The 39 steps” is an organization of spies who are determined to steal British Military Secrets. So, that’s where the plot lies.
Our protagonist gets tangled with the task of preventing the spies, and in the process, he gets accused of the death of a counter-espionage agent, well, mistakenly. As thrilling as it sounds, we know it’s going to get better when you know it’s starring “Benedict Cumberbatch.”
What can we expect?
The famous movie is now being adapted into a limited series by Netflix, and we believe that the adaption will bring the storyline relating it to the current times. While we all admired and were awe-struck by Alfred Hitchcock’s version of it, now, get ready to be surprised by Edward Berger’s version, which already teamed up with Benedict for another limited acclaimed series, “Patrick Melrose”.
We can expect some evolved writing from Mark L Smith, who scripted “The Midnight Sky.” And who better than Benedict, who bamboozled all of us with his “Sherlock,” the Tv series, and another spy-preventing role in his movie, “The Imitation Game.”
What all do we know?
As of the recent developments, only the lead character has been announced, honed by Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Richard Hannay. While Hitchcock’s version had brought in two major female characters, the spy and a reluctant partner (which weren’t part of the actual book), we are yet to receive any details about further character developments in the upcoming Netflix adaptation.
As it’s a limited edition, expect the series to last for 6 to 8 episodes. And with the show to hit the sets in 2022, we don’t expect the series to be available any time before 2023. So, till then, get into the chairs and re-live Alfred’s version of “The 39 Steps” once again.