Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Jonny Lee Miller becomes Sherlock


Ah recreating Sherlock for 21st century audiences. The idea so good they had it three times.

After Hollywood turned the super sleuth into a wisecracking ass-kicker in the shape of Robert Downey Jr, Warner Bros raked in over $1bn (£636m) as a result. The BBC soon followed suit and Benedict Cumberbatch's take became a huge ratings success with around 9m viewers following the updated mysteries.

Enough, you cry. No way, CBS replies. The US TV network has cast Jonny Lee Miller as the detective in yet another modern spin on the classic. Elementary will see the Trainspotting and Dexter star solving crimes in New York, rather than London.

It's non-stop Sherlock elsewhere with a third Downey Jr film and a third Cumberbatch series also on the way.

What do you think? Too much Sherlock?

(Image: Rex Features)



The 50 coolest TV shows ever


TV shows based on films


8 weirdest TV shows



Everything you can expect from Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror

What you need to know for Season 3

21 Oct 2016

Tom Cruise acted out his entire career with James Corden

A few good men who have all the right moves

by Tom Fordy
20 Oct 2016

This is the episode The Simpsons became shit

A scientific investigation into the slow, gradual death of a TV institution

by David Cornish
18 Oct 2016

'The One Where Chandler Dies' is the darkest Friends recut yet

Could this supercut BE any more existential?

by Joe Ellison
17 Oct 2016

League of Gentlemen could be making a 'Brexity' return

Mark Gatiss thinks Britain has become a "local country for local people"

by Tom Fordy
13 Oct 2016

Marvel meets the Wire: why everyone's talking about Luke Cage

Marvel's latest is breaking the internet

04 Oct 2016

Everything you need to know about Netflix’s Amanda Knox

The new Making A Murderer is here

29 Sep 2016

Awesome data breakdown of Simpsons characters by word count

Every Simpsons supporting character, ranked by words spoken

29 Sep 2016

Watch James Corden and Owen Wilson take on Usain Bolt in the 100m

Pretty much the race of the century

28 Sep 2016

Matt LeBlanc confirmed for two more series of Top Gear

Joey's taking the wheel for a while longer

by Paddy Maddison
26 Sep 2016