The cameras have started rolling for series two of Sherlock drama Elementary – and the cast have ventured across the Atlantic to film in the UK.
The US Arthur Conan Doyle adaptation sees the iconic British detective given a contemporary update and reincarnated as an ex-Scotland Yard consultant turned drug addict who has fled his native England for New York City.
After leaving rehab at the start of series one Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) was forced to live with his sober companion Dr. Joan Watson (Lucy Liu playing our first female Watson!) to ensure he stayed on the straight and narrow. Now clean and back to his crime-solving ways Holmes and Watson are an unstoppable team. The series one finale saw Holmes realise that his mortal enemy Moriarty is actually his former lover Irene Adler (Natalie Dormer).
So as filming for series two kicks off, the crime-solving are back in the characters’ literary home, London – on the South Bank with their bags in hand and a classic British black cab in the background. It’s the first time production has moved outside of New York, but why are they here? The Hollywood Reporter have revealed that the season two premiere will see Holmes revisit an old case and face his past while Watson will learn more about her partner’s mysterious life before he moved to New York…
Step Nine – London calling! ELEMENTARY stars Jonny Lee Miller (right) and Lucy Liu (left) begin filming season 2 on the banks of the Lower Thames in London