Lucy Liu cast as Watson in Elementary pilot

Lucy Liu has been cast in the role of Watson alongside Jonny Lee Miller’s Sherlock for CBS’ pilot episode of Elementary.

As a modern take on the tales of Sherlock Holmes, Elementary will feature Sherlock as a recovering addict fresh from rehab, working as a consultant for the NYPD. Liu plays Joan Watson, a former surgeon who lost her licence after the death of a patient when consulting for the NYPD herself.

The pilot episode is being directed by Michael Cuesta.

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