We'd been wondering for a while if the television watching public would support two separate but similar modern-day Sherlock Holmes series. Now we have our answer.
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.
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.
With CBS's fall schedule announced this week, we finally have our first peek at the controversial modern-day Sherlock Holmes series Elementary in action. So, how's it look?
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?
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.
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.
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.
It's an exciting and explosive ''Holmes vs. Moriarty'' face-off in this thrilling new Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows trailer. Once again, there are plenty of explosions to see. Add to that a bit of romance and a good dash of cross-dressing, then it becomes all in a day's work for the greatest detective of all time.