Sunday, March 04, 2012

Elementary Has Cast It's Watson

I was meant to put this up the other day but here goes nothing.

First off all, Elementary has decided that John Watson should be Joan Watson and Lucy Liu is the actress to play that role opposite Johnny Lee Miller's Sherlock Holmes. The Watson in this version will be a former surgeon struck off due to the death of a patient in her care while further reports have alluded that Sherlock's addictions will play a bigger role than the current BBC version. I have to admit, the more I read about this, the less I can see why CBS are doing it. They have more than enough procedurals on their schedules as it is and even with a female Watson, this isn't coming across as a particularly enticing take on the franchise to be honest.

Elsewhere while production for the third series of the BBC version of Sherlock is quite a while off yet, one thing that can be confirmed for Series 3 is that Moriarty (played by Andrew Scott) will not be returning to the series. I love Moriarty but Moffat's making the right decision here and considering that he's recently mentioned wanting to bring out more villains for Sherlock and Watson to go up against, you can't really blame him either.

Elementary Casting:

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