Holmes is in the House
Some of my friends in the mystery world were abuzz last month about CBS’s proposal to do a Sherlock Holmes series next fall. The series would be set in the 21st century and in the United States. Actress Lucy Liu has been tapped to play Dr. Watson.
Cantankerous genius with a drug problem (Holmes/House, actor Hugh Laurie) sees things others cannot and uses his powers of deduction to solve mysteries. He is assisted by his best friend (Dr. Watson/ Dr. Wilson, actor Robert Sean Leonard) and an array of young informants (the Baker Street Irregulars/the rotating list of interns) while battling the pedestrian theories of the official investigator (Lestrade/Lisa Cuddy, actress Lisa Edelstein).
Elementary, my dear CBS.