Jonny Lee Miller To Play Sherlock Holmes for CBS

CBS has found its Sherlock Holmes. Deadline reports that the network has cast Jonny Lee Miller (Eli Stone, Hackers, Trainspotting) in its pilot titled Elementary. Michael Cuesta is directing the episode based on Robert Doherty's script. The pilot is "a modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes who now lives in New York City."

Doherty is executive producing along with Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly for CBS. Miller most recently starred in Danny Boyle’s stage version of Frankenstein in London. Frankenstein also has Benedict Cumberbatch as the co-lead. Cumberbatch plays Holmes on BBC’s much lauded series Sherlock, a modern update of Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic set in London. The actor will next be seen in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows and Neil Jordan’s Byzantium.

I love the BBC's Sherlock, but think that Miller will make a great Holmes in the reboot. What are your thoughts on this news?

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