Creator Rob Doherty reveals spoilers for ‘Elementary’

Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) tries to find out who kidnapped the adult daughter of his friend and ex-drug dealer, with the help of Watson, (Lucy Liu), on "Elementary" on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 10 p.m. Credit: Jeffrey Neira
Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) tries to find out who kidnapped the adult daughter of his friend and ex-drug dealer, with the help of Watson, (Lucy Liu), on “Elementary” on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 10 p.m. Credit: Jeffrey Neira

 

CBS’s hit “Elementary” — a modern on Sherlock Holmes set in New York City — took the coveted post-Super Bowl slot Sunday night, an honor rarely bestowed on a freshman series. On the tail of such a high-profile unveiling, creator and executive producer Rob Doherty gives us some updates on what’s to come for the rest of the series’ first season.

That post-Super Bowl slot didn’t add that much extra stress:
“I’m stressed out all the time anyway. So it’s hard to go from 10 to 11,” says Doherty. “You know, mostly what we felt was great excitement. Again, it’s an honor; it’s a privilege; it’s an incredible opportunity to expose the show to people who may not have checked it out yet. And so we tried to take all that into consideration as we developed the story that we felt, you know, not only was a good example of what the show can do, but something that our regular audience would really have fun with as well.”

Moriarty is indeed coming:

“We cannot wait to get more serious about Moriarty,” Doherty admits. “In this day and age, it’s virtually impossible to stunt a role and not have everyone in the universe know that this person is coming and will be revealed as this character. So we’re approaching it very carefully and as quietly as we can. At the end of the day, we want a tremendous actor, but it’s less fun for me if all of you know who it is and when they’ll arrive and what they’ll be doing. But it’s a problem in the immediate future. We have a few more weeks, I think, before we have to sweat that.”

When Moriarty arrives, the show become less murder-of-the-week:

“I foresee us getting a bit more serialized than we have been as we get into something of an end run for this first season,” explains Doherty. “We’ll still look to have a case that begins and ends over the course of a single hour of television. But you want to dollop Moriarty out appropriately, you know? Some of the specifics still need to be ironed out, but yes, as we get closer and closer to wrapping the season there will be a bit more serialization.”

Moriarty aside, more figures from Sherlock’s past are on the horizon:
“At the moment we’re actually working on an episode where we will meet Sherlock’s dealer from London,” Doherty teases. We’ll get, again, a little window into Sherlock, and his experience in London is going to open that much wider for having met this character. And we’re lucky enough to have John Hannah (“Spartacus”) playing that role.”

Lucy Liu knows what her critics are really thinking.

Since it was announced that Lucy Liu would be co-starring as Watson on “Elementary,” the actress has faced a surprising amount of criticism over the idea of portraying the classic character as a woman. Much of that has died down since the show premiered, but some lingers. Liu has her own theories about what the haters are really trying to say.

“I try to stay off of the Internet altogether or read any articles or reviews,” Liu says. “But I think more so it would be interesting that people haven’t criticized that Watson is Asian American, because it’s not PC. I’m sure that they’re shocked and appalled that it’s a female, but the fact that it’s also a different ethnicity — they’d love to say something about that, but they’ll get attacked. So in some ways I’m lucky because it’s not PC enough to discuss it.”

-Ned Ehrbar/Metro World News Hollywood 


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  1. I’m glad that Elementary got the nod to air after the Super Bowl since it’s one of my favorite new shows from the fall season. I can’t wait to see how they incorporate Moriarty into the story and I bet the modern version of Sherlock’s arch nemesis will be as formidable as ever. I missed a few new episodes, but I’m going to catch up with the series this weekend since I’ve recorded the series on my DISH Hopper. I like watch new episodes of my favorite shows on my days off from work at DISH, and I can do that without needing to delete anything I’ve stored for space because my DVR holds up to 2,000 hours of entertainment.