Tuesday, February 28, 2012

American Sherlock in the works



Lucy Lui will play Joan Watson in an American version of Sherlock Holmes set in NYC. Jonny Lee Miller, Benedict Cumberbatch's co-star in the National's ravely reviewed production of Frankenstein will play Sherlock Holmes. Main concept is that Holmes is British, a former Scotland Yard consultant that has been shipped off to NYC for drug rehab. Watson is his sober roommate, a former surgeon that now consults for the NYPD. Pilot will air on CBS. I'm intrigued, but I feel like making Watson a woman gives this just another Castle type vibe, and do we need another Sherlock? For me you have Jeremy Brett and now Benedict Cumberbatch.


  1. I'm not super excited that Watson is going to be a girl. I am super excited that JLM will get to use his own accent.

  2. Brett was a very masterly Holmes. The Granada series with Jeremy Brett is one of the best adaptations of Sherlock Holmes ever.

    Have you read the book "Bending the Willow: Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes" by David Stuart Davies. This book is a must read for fans of the Granada adaptation and/or Jeremy Brett.