Lucy Liu to be atypical “Watson” in Elementary

Lucy Liu to be atypical “Watson” in Elementary
3 comments, 11/09/2012, by , in Entertainment


Photo: Nino Muñoz CBS©2012, CBS Broadcasting Inc.

A new fall CBS show, Elementaryadds to the recent spate of Sherlock Holmes remakes we’ve been seeing.  But the exciting part?  Lucy Liu stars as Joan Watson, Holmes’ “sober” companion (or, as Holmes calls her, “an addict-sitter”).  A preview of the show, complete with brief commentary from Liu, can be seen on the CBS website.

After all the recent character white-washing (Cloud Atlaswe’re looking at you) it’s thrilling to see CBS take such an innovative leap with Watson. For those mystery fans that are also followers of the British SherlockBenedict Cumberbatch has also commented on Elementary.  “I’d be frightened of the dynamic of male friendship that’d you’d lose…that’s a new thing to explore.  I wish them luck…It will be a different spin…I think the more differences, the better, to be honest.”

Indeed, these new differences are worth looking forward to seeing.

Elementary premieres on Thursday, Sept. 27th 10 PM EST. 

About Elaine Wang

Elaine Wang
Elaine Wang is an ALIST founder and currently serves as our Entertainment Section Editor. In addition to ALIST, Elaine is an actress and writer living in Los Angeles. As such, she is extremely interested in entertainment trends and what they mean for Asian Americans, performers and non-performers. She is a native Texan, and sometimes that state worries her a lot.
  • ChuanTsay

    Was never a huge Lucy Liu fan but I am really looking forward to this show! It’s impressive that she’s been able to remain relavant as a well-rounded actress for so long. It even seems like she’s evolved a bit.

  • dgrage

    I think the dynamic between the two characters will be very interesting. Look forward to this new spin on an old classic!

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