So, Netflix often finds itself in a lot of trouble. This time, however, it’s a bit of legal trouble over a very strange portrayal. Remember their recent show Enola Holmes? Well, the Conan Doyle Estate has sued Netflix for portraying their iconic character Sherlock Holmes as “too nice”. Yes, you read that right. One would believe that a movie that portrays such a family-friendly take on Sherlock Holmes would not cause controversy. However, you’d be wrong to believe that.
By the looks of it, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s relatives would prefer to see Sherlock Holmes as a passionless misogynist. The Conan Doyle Estate has sued Netflix, claiming copyright infringement and trademark violation. Now, the majority of Sherlock Holmes’s adventures are public property since 2014. However, the final ten stories were written between 1923 and 1927 still belongs to the Estate. And they claim that these final stories show Sherlock Holmes as a lot “warmer” person than the previous stories. The lawsuit against Netflix said: