The Sherlock Holmes revival continues to swell ever higher, surely it can only be a matter of time Crimezine wonders,
before this great wave of enthusiasm crests and crashes upon the mighty beach of reinvention?
Elementary, a new series from CBS is upping the reinvention ante, not only do we find Holmes in modern day Manhattan but his Watson is the delectable Lucy Liu, whilst Holmes is played by Trainspotting hero Jonny Lee Miller.
Now Crimezine loves dear, dear Jonny, and we are never going to complain about seening Ms Liu in anything, but Holmes in modern day Manhattan you are kidding right?
Show creator Rob Doherty tells us this won’t be a will they -wont-they sexual chemistry show, he says, it will be about honoring the source material. Interesting, perhaps some of the American connections that appeared in such books as the Valley of Fear will be explored? But who will play Moriarty? Doherty is tight lipped, but he tells us we can look forward to meeting Sherlock Holmes’s father—Sean Connery surely—No? Answers on a postcard please
Elementary Premieres on CBS on September 27