CBS’ ‘Elementary’ Intruduces the New Sherlock and Watson
Color us more curious than cautious with regard to CBS’ upcoming original adaptation of the classic Sherlock Holmes mythos, ‘Elementary.’ Sure, there’s the talk of its aping Steven Moffat‘s similarly modern-day ‘Sherlock,’ but for the most part ‘Elementary’ seems unique enough to warrant investigation. And what better what to distinguish itself by introducing its leads, Sherlock Holmes and
John Joan Watson?
Set to debut on CBS this fall starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, ‘Elementary’ will capitalize on the recent popularity of Sherlock Holmes, owing no doubt to both the popular Benedict Cumberbatch BBC series, as well as the big-screen iterations with Robert Downey Jr. More than simply moving Holmes to the modern day, however, ‘Elementary’ will see a still-British Holmes operating in New York City, aided by his sober living companion, the notably female Joan Watson.
Miller’s Holmes definitely seems to have an edgy flair, as well as incurably charming demeanor, but ‘Elementary’ will only succeed if the chemistry between its leads works. Preferably, chemistry that stays out of the bedroom, at least until sweeps. So how would you like a first look?
We’ve seen the trailer for the new series, but the latest promo from CBS goes in-depth for a look at the dynamic between the pair, and how series stars Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu bring their iconic characters to life. Take a look, tell us what you think, and let us know if you’ll be watching ‘Elementary’ this fall in the comments below!