Lucy Liu is set to play a female version of John Watson in CBS’ modern Sherlock Holmes series Elementary. Liu is signed on opposite Jonny Lee Miller, who is playing a Holmes who lives in New York City.
The pilot was described as follows: “…set in present day and stars Jonny Lee Miller as eccentric Brit Sherlock Holmes, a former consultant to Scotland Yard whose addiction problems led him to a rehab center in New York City. Just out of rehab, Holmes now lives in Brooklyn with “sober companion” Joan Watson (Liu), a former surgeon who lost her license after a patient died, while consulting for the NYPD.”
We’ll keep you posted as more news on Elementary surfaces!