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Elementary is another look at Sherlock Holmes set in modern day New York. The show is scheduled to air on CBS this Autumn. In hopes of stirring the already controversial pot of Internet and BBC angst, CBS sent out this first official image of the lead characters – Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as disgraced doctor Joan Watson. Aidan Quinn is also in the cast as Captain Gregson, who sounds like a modern day Lestrade figure.

After the hoopla surrounding the announcement of an American remake that follows so closely on the heels of an already wildly popular British BBC series modern day retake of Sherlock Holmes this time using a female Watson (Lucy Liu) died down, we haven’t heard or seen much. Hopefully we’ll be seeing more soon as CBS starts stirring the media pot.

This NerdBastard is hoping the show will be worthwile and not, as many fear, an attempt to hop on Moffat and Gatiss’ coat tails. Rumor is that a trailer might make it’s way to the Internet in the next couple of days.

Any thoughts? Did anyone read this far down the article?

Robert Downey Jr. is headed back to the big screen, as he reprises his role as the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. The trailer, released today,  of the next installement to the Sherlock Holmes franchise is titled, “Sherlock Holmes:Game of Shadows”, and has Jude Law returning as Sherlock’s trusted colleague Dr. Watson,  and introduces a new leading lady by the name of Noomi Rapace.

The synopsis of the film is as follows:

“Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room…until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large—Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris)—and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, the evidence, as construed by Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan), points to suicide. But Sherlock Holmes deduces that the prince has been the victim of murder—a murder that is only one piece of a larger and much more portentous puzzle, designed by one Professor Moriarty.”

The trailer below shows how greatly this franchise is being put together, and how witty and precisely the action, comedy, and mystery are put together to make a wonderful film that captures the essence of Sherlock Holmes. After the first film, I must say that I was captivated by the attention to detail in costume, speech, and mysticism of the times. Of course if you watch the trailer below, not only will you catch Sherlock Holmes demonstrating his fighting prowess, but you’ll catch Sherlock totally going Drag! I’m sure Ru Paul would give him a lesson or two on proper facial makeup wear, but by all means this trailer give us a peek of some good things to come when it hits theaters.