Back in February we learned that CBS is developing a new TV series based on the adventures of master detective Sherlock Holmes (starring Johnny Lee Miller) and his partner Dr. Watson which is set in here in the US and features a female Watson (played by Lucy Liu). In March, we got our first look at the new Holmes and Watson on the set of this new series titled Elementary. Today we get to see the first footage from the series in a just-released promo video that takes us behind the scenes of the series. CBS has already announced that Elementary will air this Fall, click below to get a taste of what the show will be like.
ELEMENTARY stars Jonny Lee Miller as detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson in a modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD’s most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with his worst nightmare – a sober companion, Dr. Watson. A successful surgeon until she lost a patient and her license three years ago, Watson views her current job as another opportunity to help people, as well as paying a penance. However, the restless Sherlock is nothing like her previous clients. He informs her that none of her expertise as an addiction specialist applies to him and he’s devised his own post-rehab regimen – resuming his work as a police consultant in New York City. Watson has no choice but to accompany her irascible new charge on his jobs. But Sherlock finds her medical background helpful, and Watson realizes she has a knack for playing investigator. Sherlock’s police contact, Capt. Tobias “Toby” Gregson (Aidan Quinn), knows from previous experience working with Scotland Yard that Sherlock is brilliant at closing cases, and welcomes him as part of the team. With the mischievous Sherlock Holmes now running free in New York solving crimes, it’s simple deduction that he’s going to need someone to keep him grounded, and it’s elementary that it’s a job for Watson.
Honestly, the series looks like I thought it would look. I had a feeling that Watson would be the level-headed American cop that would be there to help reign in the too-brilliant (and still British) Sherlock. I can’t say I’m too keen on the idea of Liu’s Watson being painted as the “emotional” cop to Miller’s masterfully genius Sherlock … but as long as producers don’t take the easy way out and forge a romantic relationship between the two, I’m cool with this new version of the classic characters. It’s hard to tell if the show will be worth watching based on this video but I’m thus far intrigued. I may tune in a few times to see if the show can tickle my fancy. My fancy is often tickled by Jonny Lee Miller so, I guess we’ll see. What do y’all think of this new series? Does it look like something you’d like to watch?