Benedict Cumberbatch is filling up his roster with another limited series project.
The 44-year-old actor will star in The 39 Steps, which is an update of the classic thriller novel by John Buchan. The book was previously turned into a film by Alfred Hitchcock.
Deadline reports that the project will be directed by Edward Berger, who previously teamed with Benedict on Patrick Melrose, and Mark L. Smith will write the series for Netflix.
The 39 Steps is a provocative, action-packed conspiracy thriller series that updates the classic novel for relevance in contemporary times.
An ordinary man, Richard Hannay, becomes an unwitting pawn in a vast, global conspiracy to reset the world order: 39 Steps that will change the world as we know it, with only Hannay standing in the way.
Benedict will also executive produce the limited series with his producing partner Adam Ackland under their SunnyMarch production company.