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!

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