Elementary: Moriarty Teased
Executive producer Rob Doherty has revealed that Moriarty will play a part in an upcoming episode of Elementary.
He told TV Guide: “In the script that I literally just put out, Moriarty plays a part. That sounds a little misleading. That sounds like there’s an actor playing the part. Moriarty will come up in that episode in this show. As far as getting to lieutenants first, we’d like to see one or two before we get all the way to the man himself.
He adds: “It’s funny, we were fortunate enough to not only be picked up, but have a couple of episodes added to that back order. So it will affect the way we parse these things out. Our timeline has expanded a little bit, which is great. It’s a lovely problem to have. The good news is we haven’t arced things very, very specifically over the back half, but we may have a couple of standalone episodes to create more space between some of the more mythological episodes.”
Although no casting has been confirmed Doherty was asked about how Moriarty is likely to be portrayed in this version: “I think it will be challenging, but it should also be a lot of fun. It’s easy to veer into archness, so we’re hopeful we won’t go down that path. The intention would be constructing a nemesis that is appropriate to our Sherlock and not necessarily someone from other books, or movies, or shows. We want to build around our guy. If you look back at the original Moriarty, the original motivation was money and profit. He wasn’t a comic book super villain. He wasn’t doing bad just to do bad. There was a real and relatable motive. So in that respect, I think we will be able to ground our version and make him feel like he’s a part of our world and our show.”