Elementary season 2 casting news

News Louisa Mellor
10 Jul 2013 - 07:00

Sean Pertwee is to join Jonny Lee Miller, Rhys Ifans, and Natalie Dormer as the latest Brit in CBS' Sherlock Holmes show, Elementary...

Elementary has nabbed itself a bit of a UK acting dynasty (well, dynasty might be somewhat grand a term for the family, but his dad did play both The Doctor and Worzel Gummidge) by casting Sean Pertwee as Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Lestrade.

Absent thus far from Elementary's New York-set proceedings, Lestrade is one of a flurry of Conan Doyle characters introduced at the tail-end of season one and the beginning of season two. First came Sebastian Moran, then Irene Adler, and Moriarty, next is Holmes' brother Mycroft, and with him, Sean Pertwee as Inspector Lestrade. The character, often depicted somewhat mockingly in the Conan Doyle stories, consults Holmes on various cases, and has won his professional reputation based largely on Holmes' deductions.

Pertwee will appear in Elementary's season two premiere, which films in London. He will also be making the move to New York, Pertwee revealed on Twitter last week:

"About to shoot Elementary with my chums in London / NY playing Lestrade. Can I get a Whoop Whoop!"

Whoop Sean, and indeed, whoop.

Elementary season two starts on CBS on the 26th of September.

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