Hot on the heels of the recent announcement that CBS had picked up the Sherlock-Holmes-in-modern-day-New-York series Elementary for its upcoming fall season, here comes our first official look at Jonny Lee Miller as the greatest sleuth of all time, Sherlock Holmes, and Lucy Liu as his BFF sidekick, Dr. Joan Watson. What can we say about it? Plaid. Is. In.
As you may already know, Elementary takes the original premise of the famous British detective and his faithful sidekick and puts a modern twist on it by setting the whole thing in modern-day
London New York City and by making Dr. John Watson a woman.
Below is the official show synopsis:
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.
What do you think of the pic and the synopsis? Do you believe Miller and Liu have what it takes to take on Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as that other modern-day dynamic duo of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson?