Joan Watson cast in Elementary
In another piece of news that is sure to get the blood boiling of many Conan Doyle fans, it has been announced that Sherlock’s faithful sidekick will be changing gender to become Joan Watson in the upcoming US Holmes drama Elementary.
According to Deadline, the actress to take the role will be Charlie’s Angels star Lucy Liu. Liu can currently be seen in US TV drama Southland.
The report also gives the first plot details on the controversial show:
The project, written by Robert Doherty, is set in present day and stars Jonny Lee Miller as eccentric Brit Sherlock Holmes, a former consultant to Scotland Yard whose addiction problems led him to a rehab center in New York City. Just out of rehab, Holmes now lives in Brooklyn with “sober companion” Joan Watson (Liu), a former surgeon who lost her license after a patient died, while consulting for the NYPD.
Can this possibly work or is it just going from bad to worse? Let us know in the comments.
Thanks to Nuno for the tip.