CBS Remaking BBC's Sherlock As 'Elementary'

Pilot has been commissioned that transforms Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson as New York based detectives!

CBS are to remake BBC's hit show Sherlock with their own contemporary adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's famous literary character, taking the super sleuth detective from London to New York. A pilot has been commissioned for the show titled Elementary and it will feature an American Sherlock Holmes and an American Dr. Watson in the leading roles. Veteran 'Medium' writer Robert Doherty will scribe and oversee the development as executive producer. Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly will also produce. These are the folks behind CBS's current shows "A Gifted Man" and "Unforgettable." Elementary, as far as we can tell, will not have any involvement from those who have worked on the BBC's uber successful version. The news to remake BBC's Sherlock comes just days after the second series in the UK ended and co-creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat confirmed to fans that a third series was going to happen. No word on whether CBS will remake the Conan Doyle episodes in the same way as us Brits or whether they will take their series in a different direction. Also it is of course too early to tell who will be cast as their version of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, aka Holmes & Watson but if you have any ideas, do drop us a comment...
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Matt Holmes is the co-founder of What Culture, formerly known as Obsessed With Film. He has been blogging about pop culture and entertainment since 2006 and has written over 10,000 articles.