CBS confirms NYC Sherlock show

The American network CBS have confirmed that they are going to be making a pilot episode for Elementary – a modern day Sherlock Holmes adaptation set in New York City.

Executive Producer of BBC’s Sherlock, Sue Vertue, said of CBS’ announcement, “We understand that CBS are doing their own version of an updated Sherlock Holmes. It’s interesting, as they approached us a while back about remaking our show. At the time, they made great assurances about their integrity, so we have to assume that their modernised Sherlock Holmes doesn’t resemble ours in any way, as that would be extremely worrying.”

This news comes shortly after the BBC’s Sherlock concluded its second series with high ratings all around. A third series was confirmed by the show’s head writer, Steven Moffat, with the tweet: “#sherlock Yes of course there’s going to be a third series – it was commissioned at the same time as the second. Gotcha!”

Robert Doherty will be the writer and head producer for Elementary, alongside executive producers Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. The cast hasn’t been picked for the show yet.

What are your opinions on a US show? Do you think that it could work in New York? Who would you like to see cast? As usual, let us know in the comments!



  1. John-Paul Simpson says:

    Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat has hinted that fans have missed a vital clue from the show’s second series finale.

    ‘The Reichenbach Fall’ saw Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) apparently plummet to his death, only for the character to later reappear unharmed.

    “I’ve been online and looked at all the theories,” Moffat told the Radio Times. “And there’s one clue that everyone’s missed.”

    He added: “It’s something that Sherlock did that was very out of character, but which nobody has picked up on.”

  2. I am crying inside. Sherlock will be played by Nicholas Cage and John by Justin Beebz.

  3. zoe b says:

    Why do the American’s feel the need to copy us all the time?! They’ve already stolen Torchwood, and attempted to copy Red Dwarf to name two and bothhave failed. One of the most important aspects of Sherlock is the setting. It sort of personifies the city. Sherlock isn’t Sherlock without London cabs and cockney acsents.

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