INTERVIEW: Jonny Lee Miller (Sherlock Holmes) and Lucy Liu (Watson) from Elementary & Executive Producers Rob Doherty and Carl Beverly
September 27th, 2012
Elementary premieres tonight and it is a lovely new twist on the Sherlock Holmes story. Watson is female (played by Lucy Liu), Holmes (played by Jonny Lee Miller) is a recovering cocaine addict, living in New York City. Of course there are crimes to solve, but Elementary is not your every day procedural. The focus of the show is the relationship between Holmes and Watson (strictly platonic, for now and probably for a while), which is refreshing. The acting is great, the writing is sharp and I’m excited to see how the season evolves. I recently had the chance to talk with the stars of the show (Liu and Miller) as well as the Executive Producers (Rob Doherty and Carl Beverly), at Comic Con. They discussed the Watson/Holmes relationship, the iconic characters, casting a female Holmes and much more.