Lucy Liu to star in new Sherlock show
- Bang Showbiz
- 29 February 2012
Lucy Liu is to play Sherlock Holmes' first-ever female sidekick in a new US TV show, 'Elementary', which sees the British detective in modern-day New York
Lucy Liu is to play Sherlock Holmes' first-ever female sidekick in a new US TV show.
The 'Charlie's Angels' actress will star in the pilot of 'Elementary' as Joan Watson, the detective's companion, in a role which has been traditionally played by men.
Joan will live with Sherlock - who will played by British actor Jonny Lee Miller - in his New York apartment.
The show will be based in modern-day New York and is being written and executive produced by Robert Doherty. Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly will also be executive producers.
If the pilot is picked up, a series will be made and aired in the autumn.
However, fans of the British show 'Sherlock' - which stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, with Martin Freeman as John Watson - are not impressed with Lucy's casting and the fact Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's London-based stories are being changed so much.
One fan wrote on twitter: "This is horrible leave Sherlock alone", while another said: "I was going to give it a chance and at least watch it...now I won't."