The Live Feed reports that Lucy Liu will play Sherlock Holmes' sidekick, Watson, in a modern take on the stories for CBS. In the series, Holmes (to be played by Jonny Lee Miller) is now living in New York City.
Deadline describes the pilot, directed by Michael Cuesta, as follows: "The project... is set in present day and stars Jonny Lee Miller as eccentric Brit Sherlock Holmes, a former consultant to Scotland Yard whose addiction problems led him to a rehab center in New York City. Just out of rehab, Holmes now lives in Brooklyn with “sober companion” Joan Watson (Liu), a former surgeon who lost her license after a patient died, while consulting for the NYPD."
Robert Doherty will write and executive produce the CBS TV Studios project, with CBS veteran Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly on board as executive producers.