Thursday, February 16, 2012

NEWS: CBS Casts Johnny Lee Miller in Elementary

CBS has announced that British actor Johnny Lee Millar will be portraying the world's most famous consulting detective in their TV update to the classic Sherlock Holmes stories, Elementary.

The show - which has nothing to do at all, oh no, with Sherlock, the BBC-PBS co-production that updated the Sherlock Holmes stories to the modern era - was announced last year after talks with Sherlock producers Hartswood Films and CBS failed to reach any form of agreement regarding the US channel remaking the British show, which first aired in 2010.

Now, according to Deadline, Millar, whose previous works include Hackers, Trainspotting and the stage production of Frankenstein - in which he co-starred with Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch - has been signed by CBS to play the Great Detective in their New York-based update to the classic canon.

Meanwhile, in made-up-but-equally-probably news, Martin Freeman's former Office co-star MacKenzie Crook has been cast in the role of  John Watson.

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