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.