Sickboy is Sherlock. No, really.

Remember that American version of “Sherlock” that CBS  announced the other week?  The one which seemed wholly unnecessary and a blatant attempt to piggy-back on the success of the TV incarnation with Benedict Cumberbatch and the film iteration with Robert Downey Jnr?  Well, it’s found a leading man.

Good old Sickboy.

Jonny Lee Miller will play Holmes in this modern-day, New York-set telling of Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective and his casting allays my fears about this US version being a total wash.

In one of those weird, interesting casting quirks which happens from time to time, Miller recently worked with Cumberbatch in Danny Boyle’s British theatre production of “Frankenstein” in 2011 – small world, eh?

It’s due to air this autumn in the US and might yet fill the gap for a snarky British actor playing a hopelessly smart guy soon to be created by “House” finishing it’s long run.

 

 

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2 responses to “Sickboy is Sherlock. No, really.

  1. It’s more than just piggy-backing as CBS were in negotiations with the BBC to adapt Sherlock before this fell through… Then they announced that they’d just had a great idea of their own and didn’t have to pay a penny for it. Legal. Action. Pending.

    http://www.sherlockbbc.com/legal-thriller-looms-as-sherlock-takes-his-caseload-to-new-york/

    • Large American corporations freeloading creatives for ideas and acting like the copyright trolls they profess to loathe? Surely some mistake…

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