Follow Us on Twitter

Lucy Liu cast as Watson in US Sherlock Holmes revival

Lucy Liu

Story by Jack Foley

LUCY Liu has been cast as Sherlock Homes’ sidekick Watson in the new contemporary version of the legendary sleuth, named Elementary.

The CBS pilot has previously cast Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes and looks determined to underline its revisionist elements by casting Liu as his female partner.

The stories will be set in modern day New York.

Liu comes to Elementary fresh from a recurring stint on the fourth season of acclaimed cop drama Southland.

She will become the first woman to play the popular sidekick, most recently played on the big-screen by Jude Law and on the small screen by Martin Freeman.

Next story: Darius Campbell for new TV Beauty And The Beast