Lucy Liu to play Watson in US Sherlock Holmes drama Elementary

The Charlie's Angels actress will star opposite Jonny Lee Miller in the American TV pilot

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Charlie’s Angels actress Lucy Liu has been cast as Watson in the forthcoming US pilot Elementary.

She will star opposite Jonny Lee Miller, the former Trainspotting actor who will play a modern-day version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s sleuth Sherlock Holmes.

According to Deadline.com, the character of Holmes will be a former consultant to Scotland Yard whose addiction problems landed him in a rehabilitation centre in New York. Now out of rehab, Holmes lives in Brooklyn with “sober companion” Joan Watson – a former surgeon who lost her licence following the death of a patient – while consulting for the NYPD.

Elementary is written by Robert Doherty and directed by Michael Cuesta.

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