CBS has released the first promotional photo from its modern-day Sherlock Holmes series, Elementary, which stars Jonny Lee "Zero Cool" Miller as the world's greatest non-Batman detective and Lucy Liu as Dr.
The photo also comes with the official synopsis of the show, which clarifies the Holmes-Watson relationship:
Elementary stars Jonny Lee Miller as detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson in a modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with his worst nightmare — a sober companion, Dr. Watson. A successful surgeon until she lost a patient and her license three years ago, Watson views her current job as another opportunity to help people, as well as paying a penance. However, The Restless Sherlock is nothing like her previous clients. He informs her that none of her expertise as an addiction specialist applies to him and he's devised his own post-rehab regimen — resuming his work as a police consultant in New York City. Watson has no choice but to accompany her irascible new charge on his jobs.
Despite an initial spot of controversy, it sounds like Elementary is distinguishing itself from the BBC's Sherlock.
Will it be anywhere near as good, though? CBS has officially picked up the show for a first season, so we'll find out this fall.