Wednesday, February 29, 2012

NEWS: Lucy Lui Is Elementary's Watson

CBS has found their Watson... in the shape of Lucy Liu.

As reported at Deadline, Liu will be playing Joan Watson to Johnny Lee Millar's Sherlock Holmes in CBS's modernisation of the classic Conan Doyle-created detective stories, Elementary.

The project, written by Robert Doherty, is 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.

It certainly sounds as if CBS are attempting to distance their modern take from the BBC/PBS co-produced Sherlock, but could these changes be a step too far for some?


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