The co-creator of hit British drama Sherlock has hit out at plans for a US version of the show.
According to the BBC, Steven Moffat (above) said he was “annoyed” after it was confirmed that Jonny Lee Miller is set to star as the famous sleuth in a pilot, called Elementary, announced by US network CBS, while former Charlie’s Angels actress Lucy Liu has been cast as a female Doctor Watson.
He 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,” he was quoted as saying.
“So how do you think I feel about it? Annoyed is in there.”
Moffat, who this week unveiled new Doctor Who sidekick Jenna-Louise Coleman, said: “The bigger problem for us with Elementary is, what if it’s terrible? What if it’s awful? Then it degrades the brand.”
Benedict Cumberbatch won acclaim for his performance as Sherlock in the UK drama, set in 21st Century London, which is set to return for a third series.