Earlier this year we reported that US broadcaster CBS had commissioned Elementary, a modern day Sherlock Holmes series set in New York starring Jonny Lee Miller.
The news prompted much discussion given the initial similarity to BBC One’s Sherlock which is produced by Hartswood Films and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective.
Since then CBS has attempted to ensure the shows are very different by casting Lucy Liu as Watson (not the first time the part has been played by a woman).
A 4 minute trailer for the US show has now found its way online and you can view it below.
No doubt Elementary will find its way to a UK channel in due course.
Our initial view is that Cumberbatch and writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss need not worry too much – theirs is clearly the superior product.