A murder mystery starring Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen would be the best thing to get us through lockdown

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart kiss on the red carpet and we are so full of emotion right now. (Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

So, you’ve already inhaled all your snacks and watched Tiger King on Netflix, what else is there to do during the coronavirus lockdown?

Petition, no, beg for this murder mystery show starring Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen to be made as soon as possible.

The pair have a well-documented and beloved bromance that spans more than 20 years, and Stewart and McKellen’s chemistry has them being a true light in this dark world since.

For the sake of signal-boosting, here is a Twitter thread that fantasy novelist ML Brennan posted last Thursday which describes, in glorious detail, a show starring the pair as “elderly widower neighbours who bicker a lot about their gardens”.

Oh, and, by the way, they “also solve crimes.

“And there’s a super hot grandson who has to drive them around.”

This creation of this show is vital to the world at large, probably.

By reading this sub-heading you agree that this show starring Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen must be made. 

Who would the grandson be? Top-tier twink Tom Holland? Douglas Booth, Theo James, or Taron Egerton?

The possibilities, dear reader, are endless.

In the winding thread, the author sketches out the scene of how an episode would run, with Henry Cavil, who is a human bicep, as the grandson.

And within minutes, countless seasoned writers furiously typed out what direction they’d take the show and it’s beautiful and if anyone from Netflix is reading this, you know what to do, buddy.

Although Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart have yet to comment on the potential new TV series, making this show is what the fans deserve.