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An elementary problem with Sherlock

March 23rd, 2012 by Marc Comments

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.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….