Miller is Sherlock Holmes
According to Deadline, British actor Jonny Lee Miller has been cast as Sherlock in the upcoming American Holmes drama Elementary.
The American TV network developing the show, CBS, are facing an uphill battle to prove their version has any reason to exist with BBC’s Sherlock already doing a fantastic job. Earlier this year, it was reported there could be possible legal action against the show.
CBS are going to have a tough time convincing audiences that anyone other than Benedict Cumberbatch can play the iconic role on the small screen. At least Miller is British though.
Miller’s more recent TV projects include American drama series Eli Stone and Dexter. In an ironic twist, Miller starred alongside a certain Cumberbatch in Danny Boyle’s stage version of Frankenstein (the pair pictured).
As previously reported, the planned series will no longer see Sherlock living in Baker Street, instead he’ll be relocated to New York City.