Lucy Liu to Play Sherlock Holmes Sidekick — a Female Watson — in CBS Project

Feb 28, 2012  •  Post A Comment

CBS’s updated and tweaked-out version of Sherlock Holmes will include Lucy Liu, who is set to play Holmes’ sidekick Watson — Joan Watson — in the drama pilot “Elementary,” Deadline.com reports.

The story reports: “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.”

The pilot is being directed by Michael Cuesta, with CBS TV Studios and Timberman/Beverly producing, the story notes.

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  1. Are you serious? Holmes fans are die hard and already support a great reboot on PBS and the Robert Downey movies. Why try and wrap Holmes around this? The die-hard Holmes fans will come out to shoot it down and you have just added one more obstacle to overcome. Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu could be a good pairing as detectives. Why weigh them down with the expectations of Holmes and Watson and their fans?

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