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Elementary: Season 2 to film in London

elementary-homeCBS has announced that Elementary will film its second season opener in London, with production starting in July.

In the second season premiere episode, Sherlock Holmes is called to London to revisit an old case and, while doing so, is forced to face his past. Meanwhile, Watson learns more about Holmes’ mysterious life and the company he kept before he left for New York.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have this opportunity to see Sherlock’s old stomping grounds and take a closer look at a life that, until now, we’ve only been able to glimpse through the lens of his recovery,” said Executive Producer and Creator Robert Doherty. “By meeting old friends and revisiting prior cases, Watson will gain even more insight into Holmes. She’ll have to keep up with a Sherlock who is both more comfortable in his surroundings and even bolder in testing the limits of those around him.”

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  • Nicholas Brent

    Prefer Sherlock Myself, but will give series 2 a chance.

  • EternalDoctor

    I hope they put the setting to good use. I’ve not been all too impressed by Series 1, but the prospect of Series 2 being set in London is interesting, as long as it doesn’t turn out to be permanent.

  • Max Jelbart

    One thing you can’t claim elementary of is trying to copy Sherlock. It’s its own show, and got some wonderful actors and writers on the team. I was thoroughly impressed by Series 1, and this sounds wonderful.

    • Oswaldo42

      Fair enough, although the producers of Elementary did request from BBC permission to make an American modern Sherlock Holmes series despite how different it has actually turned out to be.

      Funnily enough, this permission was refused. When production continued, the BBC decided not to sue because they thought that Elementary wouldn’t last and it was therefore useless. Oops.

    • Scogali

      Admittedly, I could believe that Elementary was even feebly trying to be its on show in series 1. But frankly, with this new revelation, that argument really just doesn’t stand up. If it was really its own show it would set itself in America full time, because as Oswaldo points out, the basis of this show was a remake of Sherlock, and a bad one at that!

      • TheHitchcockWhovian

        I don’t believe so – it’s simply telling a different version of Sherlock; they’ve already established Holmes as a dirty past in London, why not visit? It’ll give a fresh new vive to the show for its return.

    • Peripherus

      They did, however copy the idea to modernize Sherlock Holmes.

  • Internal_Dalek

    First they ruin the idea of Sherlock, then they come to where Sherlock was born to film. How dare they.

  • Bad Wolf Jen

    Well I prefer Sherlock Elementary isn’t all that bad to watch. And truthfully I think it’s a great idea to moive at least part of the show to London. But only for aa few episodes.

  • grizzlybread

    It’s actually amazing no single American network has copied Doctor Who. That would be like a gun wielding Doctor who just loves to kill and make love with his companions. Every single episode of the 25 that fill a season.


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