British actor Jonny Lee Miller has been cast in a new, modern day Sherlock Holmes series being made by US broadcaster CBS.
Elementary will be set in New York and is one of eight pilots being filmed for the network.
The series sounds similar to Sherlock which is produced for BBC One by Hartswood Films and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective.
In January Hartswood’s Sue Vertue told the Independent newspaper: “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.”
Copyright on Conan Doyle’s characters has now expired meaning anyone can use them within a film or TV series, however programme formats can be protected by copyright.
Written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, Sherlock has been a huge success for BBC One and a third series has been confirmed for transmission next year.
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