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Elementary, Arrow and The Following all bound for Sky channels

Elementary

Story by Jack Foley

NEW US shows Elementary, Arrow and The Following will all be shown on Sky over the coming months, the channel has confirmed.

Among the most high-profile of the imports will be Elementary (pictured), which is a contemporary US update of Sherlock Holmes starring Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes and Lucy Liu as his sidekick Watson.

The show has caused controversy among fans of the BBC series Sherlock who don’t see the need for yet another Sherlock Holmes drama, while that show’s creator, Steven Moffatt, had also admitted to feeling uncomfortable with the CBS project.

Viewers can decide for themselves when the US series airs on Sky Living in the autumn.

Arrow, meanwhile, is a superhero series based around the DC character The Green Arrow. It stars Stephen Amell and is bound for Sky1. It’s one of the more high-profile new shows to be a part of the TV panels at the forthcoming Comic-Con event in San Diego.

The Following is a serial killer series starring Kevin Bacon and will debut on Sky Atlantic, as will Vegas, the true story of a cowboy-turned-sheriff in ’60s-era Las Vegas starring Dennis Quaid and The Shield‘s Michael Chiklis.

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