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Old September 12 2012, 01:04 AM   #238
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Re: Lucy Liu cast as Watson in CBS' Sherlock Holmes show

Guy Gardener wrote: View Post
I recall earlier in the thread someone citing that the producers of English show was livid about this abomination.

Seriously, the English sell their scripts/series all the time.

Elementary is something that could have been generated form the English material.

It's practically theft.

Especially since now, an Americanized Sherlock can't be sold in America because it will just be seen as a knock off of Elementary.
CBS has been trying to develop an American-setting modern Sherlock Holmes series for about a decade now, and there are scripts of previous efforts floating around on the web.

What Sherlock did was give CBS the impetus to finally pull the trigger and commission a pilot. I think Moffat really should have just taken CBS' money when they talked to him about an American Sherlock. They had familiarity with the material from previous efforts, they wanted to commission a show like that, and he was essentially being offered free money for the concept.
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