It's no wonder why works of science fiction, fantasy and horror feature writers as main characters—people like to imagine themselves as heroes; why shouldn't writers do the same? And tucked away inside those books by writers like J.K. Rowling and Stephen King lies a veritable treasure trove of tomes that don't exist, but should.
When CBS announced it was making Elementary, many were up in arms because it reeked of being a Sherlock rip-off. Then we learned Watson was going to be a woman, and there were groans and eye rolls because ... well because.
Ever since CBS announced it was doing its own take on a modern Sherlock Holmes with its series Elementary, there's been a lot of hoopla about the project; especially from Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat and producer Sue Vertue. But there's one very important person who's kept mum on the subject, until now.
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 Johnny 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.
Ever since the BBC hit it out of the park with its awesome, modern-day reimagining of Sherlock, the classic detective has become a much hotter property on the small screen. The folks at CBS have been trying to get in on the action for a while now, and developed their own Holmes reimagining Elementary in the meantime. So did the U.S. edition of Sherlock Holmes make the schedule?
This weekend, Sherlock Holmes reprises his role as the movie character with the most films EVER. But while his sleuthing in A Game of Shadows is certain to be exceptional, we'd like to remind you there are plenty of other candidates for the title of greatest fictional detectives of all time.
When news broke that CBS had approved a pilot for a modern-day reimagining of the Sherlock Holmes story called Elementary, it seemed like just another part of the Holmes resurgence—falling in line with the successful film series starring Robert Downey, Jr., and the BBC's hit series Sherlock. But, it could have some slightly more nefarious origins, at least according to a producer from the BBC series.