Sky to air Elementary in the UK

News Louisa Mellor 3 Jul 2012 - 12:11

CBS’ modern-day Sherlock series, Elementary, is coming to the UK in the autumn courtesy of Sky Living

Amongst a job-lot of US shows Sky has just announced having bought the UK rights to is CBS’ Sherlock modernisation, Elementary, starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu as Holmes and Watson.

Also in Sky’s shopping basket is fellow CBS series Vegas, and two new shows that piqued our attention when announced earlier in the year: Kevin Williamson-executive-produced thriller The Following, and DC Comics adaptation Arrow, the first two of which are headed to Sky Atlantic, and the third to Sky1.

New York-set Elementary, due to air on Sky Living this autumn, has gone so far as giving Watson a gender-swap to differentiate itself from the BBC’s Sherlock. Jonny Lee Miller plays Holmes as an ex-pat Brit with a history of drug abuse whose father employs Lucy Liu’s live-in assistant Dr Watson to aid his recovery. Romantic complications, we’re told, ensue.

Without appearing to be a naysayer so early on, we’re not sure the BBC Sherlock should exactly be quaking in its boots at the news.

The Guardian

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Those are 4 of the 5 shows I'm actually interested in looking forward to. Good to know we won't have to wait until next summer (*cough* supernatural *cough*). Any news yet on Revolution?

"Romantic complications, we’re told, ensue." What's your source for that?

"courtesy of Sky Living". The biggest flop of the year gets pride of place on the dustbin channel.

Quite obvious. This open channel american tv shows need to be simple, complicated relationships don't stand a chance. So let's do the old sexual tension routine, between a mad man and a responsible woman and let's call it Sherlock because is trending right now.

Yup, it's coming to Sky Living...all four episodes of it.

sounds like the x files should sue.....

I just think they wanted the sexual tension of Cumberbatch and Freeman's Holmes + Watson without the awfully inconvenient homosexual connotations because, obviously, that's the last thing anyone wants on television! Think of the children, please!

I just learnt about Arrow yesterday. I have...well, not high, but certainly medium...hopes for that show.

Regarding this: "Romantic complications, we’re told, ensue." and Mellor's refusal to say what the source was.

“It's a challenge of the series
to not turn it into a will-they-or-won't-they," said Elementary creator Doherty. "It's not
about that, it's about honouring the source material and the bond." (Radio Times)

So at this stage they're trying not to and would regard it as a failure.

You're entitled to your fanboy/girl slavish devotion to Sherlock but you're not entitled to lie. Facts are sacred. Grow up.

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