US Version Of Modern Day Sherlock Holmes Gets The Green Light

Without any involvement from Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss or the makers of the BBC’s Sherlock, a show built on essentially the same principles is in the works for US TV. I reported on it before, saying:

Sherlock has proven to be a considerable hit – or at least, a smash within its reach. In the US, the show was aired on BBC America, a channel that simply can’t compete with the big networks.

So there’s definitely room for one of these same big networks to muscle in on the game and launch their own modern take on Holmes.

Which is exactly what CBS are planning.

And their plans are progressing, with Deadline revealing that the network have given the green light for a pilot to be shot.

There’s more info too. The show, which is being written by Medium alum Robert Doherty, sees Sherlock relocated to modern New York. Instead of calling it Holmes, which is what I was personally expecting, they’ve gone for Elementary.

Way back in 2000, Touchstone TV at ABC tried to pilot a modern day Holmes, also called Elementary. That time the writer was Josh Friedman, and the location was San Francisco, but the idea was more or less the same. So we can’t, really, say that the BBC got there first. And until we see Doherty’s show, we can’t say who got there best.

But, honestly, the last thing I think I need right now is more Sherlock Holmes.

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