Sherlock American remake Elementary will air on Sky Living in autumn – will you watch it?
Elementary stars Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu as Sherlock and Watson respectively, and since news of the adaptation was revealed last year, fans of the UK version of Sherlock – which of course stars Benedict Cumberbatch – and Conan Doyle purists have expressed discontent at the fact that in Elementary, the role of Watson is played by a woman.
It’s also set in modern day New York, and as far as Sherlock UK’s creator Steven Moffat is concerned, American network CBS have taken one liberty too far with the fundaments of the story.
While attending the Royal Television Society Awards earlier this year, and when asked about the US remake, Moffat said, “It isn’t a version of our show. They’ve just decided to go off and do one of their own, having been turned down by us to do an adaptation of our version…
“So how do you think I feel about it? Annoyed is in there.”
Around the same time, Miller told Vulture that he’s conscious of comparisons between the British version and the American remake.
He said, “You obviously look at it and say, ‘Wait a second …’
“But I feel there’s enough differences there. I thought I could do something with it; otherwise, there’d be no point.”
He also described Elementary as “a great project” and “a good opportunity.”
Will you be watching Elementary? In the meantime, here’s the show’s extended trailer…