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A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City.

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Robert Doherty
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jonny Lee Miller ...  Sherlock Holmes 143 episodes, 2012-2019
Lucy Liu ...  Dr. Joan Watson / ... 143 episodes, 2012-2019
Jon Michael Hill ...  Detective Marcus Bell 141 episodes, 2012-2018
Aidan Quinn ...  Captain Thomas Gregson 141 episodes, 2012-2018
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A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

New Holmes. New Watson. New York. (season 1) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

27 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elementary See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael Cuesta, who directed the pilot, initially wanted to cast Rupert Friend as Sherlock. But after seeing the actor's audition tape, he decided to cast Friend in Homeland instead. See more »

Goofs

Clyde is sometimes incorrectly referred to as a turtle. However, in some episodes he is correctly referred to as a tortoise. See more »

Quotes

Sherlock Holmes: I expect nothing, which is why I am such an exceptional detective.
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Connections

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I could never have predicted this!
11 November 2015 | by CheeseandchocolatemonsterSee all my reviews

Years ago, I remember reading the publicity for this show before it was released, and pouring scorn on the idea of a modern Sherlock Holmes, set in New York and with a female Watson. "How pathetic!", I sneered, "They must be really desperate for new ideas, to come up with this pile of rubbish!" And when it showed on British television, I only sat down to watch it so I could pull it to pieces.

I could never have guessed that years later I would be watching old episodes, while I impatiently wait for the fourth series to be broadcast. All the people involved have obviously worked very hard to create this intelligent and entertaining show, which has fun with the original stories and characters, while still showing respect (in my view) to the books and the author, Arthur Conan Doyle. Oh, and while I like Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock, I think the actors who play Joan Watson, Captain Thomas Gregson and Detective Marcus Bell deserve a special mention, as they have the more restrained and therefore difficult roles to play, as his sidekicks.

Thank you for making and releasing "Elementary". And please hurry up with the next series!


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