Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Elementary Has Cast It's Sherlock

I was hoping that the proposed American version of a popular franchise under the name of Elementary (or basically CSI: Sherlock - come on, this is CBS for crying out loud!) was going to be a pipe dream but it seems the bloody thing has gotten legs. Johnny Lee Miller will be playing Sherlock Holmes in the proposed US imagining of the iconic figure. I just can't see why they don't air the UK version. Chances are, even with a British actor like Miller (whose previously worked with current UK version Benedict Cumberbatch on stage), this will probably tank on it's backside.


Damaduende said...

You kidding... Really? They went there? With the awesomeness that is the Cumberbatch/Freeman series, why can´t they just show it there?
What´re they gonna do next, really, try their hand at Doctor Who?
Please, somebody talk some sense into them!

shawnlunn2002 said...

No, sadly not kidding - CBS are actually doing it and while I actually like Johnny Lee Miller as an actor, it just makes no sense. I swear that station is unaware of the fact that they do dramas that aren't cop/detective shows. And it'll flop I bet as well.

Mark Greig said...

Along with Downton Abbey, PBS co-produce Sherlock and are the only ones who have the rights to show it in the US. It does air over there, just not on CBS.

shawnlunn2002 said...

You're right Mark, forgot about PBS airing Sherlock. Still not liking CBS's proposed plan though.