Steven Moffat, the main man behind UK’s "Dr. Who" and the PBS hit "Sherlock," has concerns about CBS’s upcoming Holmes drama, "Elementary," reports Blastr.com.
Like Moffat’s version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic detective, the Sherlock in "Elementary" is set in modern times. One big difference is that the CBS show is located in New York rather than London.
In an interview with IGN, Moffat was asked about "Elementary" and said, "It’s tough. If it’s bad, it affects, it debases the coinage of our show. If it’s too like our show? We’ll have to take action. Already, [producer] Sue [Vertue] had to correct somebody in print saying she was off to produce the American version of ‘Sherlock,’ and that’s not ours. If their show isn’t good, it damages us. I don’t know, what do you imagine I think about it? It’s pretty remarkable, really, I’d say."
CBS originally went to Moffat to make the American iteration of the modern-day Sherlock, but he passed. That’s when the network hired Robert Doherty, best known for "Ringer."