Greg Cox wrote:
Seriously, what the hell? Why make Watson female? This looks like it is going to be so stupid.
Maybe they've seen They Might Be Giants
. . . .
I also seem to remember an old tv pilot, The Return of Sherlock Holmes,
in which Holmes awoke from suspended animation and teamed up with Watson's great-grandaughter or something.
So there's precedent!
I also remember watching a few episodes of an animated series, Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century
in which the preserved body of Sherlock Holmes is revived and rejuvenated in order to take on a clone of Moriarty. He teams up with Lestrade's female descendant, as well as a robot who develops the personality of Watson having had its memory uploaded with Watson's journals.
As TV Tropes put it, not to be confused with Sherlock Holmes in the 21st Century.