First-Look Video of Elementary

Following the first official cast photo for Elementary, CBS has released a preview of its re-imagining of Sherlock Holmes, which transplants Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary creations from Victorian London to modern-day New York City. The drama, which airs Thursdays this fall at 10 p.m. ET/PT, stars Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes, Lucy Liu as Joan Watson and Aidan Quinn as Capt. Tobias “Toby” Gregson (presumably an analog for Inspector Lestrade).

ELEMENTARY stars Jonny Lee Miller as detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson in a modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD’s most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with his worst nightmare – a sober companion, Dr. Watson. A successful surgeon until she lost a patient and her license three years ago, Watson views her current job as another opportunity to help people, as well as paying a penance. However, the restless Sherlock is nothing like her previous clients. He informs her that none of her expertise as an addiction specialist applies to him and he’s devised his own post-rehab regimen – resuming his work as a police consultant in New York City. Watson has no choice but to accompany her irascible new charge on his jobs. But Sherlock finds her medical background helpful, and Watson realizes she has a knack for playing investigator. Sherlock’s police contact, Capt. Tobias “Toby” Gregson (Aidan Quinn), knows from previous experience working with Scotland Yard that Sherlock is brilliant at closing cases, and welcomes him as part of the team. With the mischievous Sherlock Holmes now running free in New York solving crimes, it’s simple deduction that he’s going to need someone to keep him grounded, and it’s elementary that it’s a job for Watson. Rob Doherty, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Michael Cuesta, who directed the pilot, are executive producers for CBS Television Studios.

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  • iainpj

    Gregson may or may not be an analog for Lestrade — or a way to avoid having him appear — but the character does, in fact, appear in four of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original Sherlock Holmes stories.

  • http://twitter.com/JoeTeulon Joe Teulon

    This looks terrible. Poorly acted. The U.S answer to BBC’s “Sherlock”, but with none of the charm

  • http://twitter.com/ET_TheLibrarian Edwin T. Springfield

    What about Southland Ms. Lucy Liu?!?

  • coalminds

    The BBC version is so good that Americans should be embarrassed to do something like this. On top of the whole you know.. “it’s a British character in London” thing