Sherlock Holmes is going home, and he’s taking Joan Watson with him. In the second season premiere of CBS’s number 1 hit of the 2012-2013 season, Elementary, Sherlock will head to London to revisit and old case, and be forced to face his past as well. He’ll most certainly be happy Watson chose to stay by his side for this trip down memory lane.
The filming in London will be the first time the show has ventured outside it’s regular filming location of New York and should be a thrill for the fans and the characters alike. While Sherlock rediscovers the case, Watson will learn what his like was like pre-recovery and the friends he had before he left for New York.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have this opportunity to see Sherlock’s old stomping grounds and take a closer look at a life that, until now, we’ve only been able to glimpse through the lens of his recovery,” said Executive Producer and Creator Robert Doherty. “By meeting old friends and revisiting prior cases, Watson will gain even more insight into Holmes. She’ll have to keep up with a Sherlock who is both more comfortable in his surroundings and even bolder in testing the limits of those around him.”
With all of the attention on BBC’s production of Sherlock, Elementary was somewhat of a wildcard coming into the 2012/13 season. With winning portrayals of Sherlock by Jonny Lee Miller, Joan Watson by Lucy Liu and Aidan Quinn as Capt. Thomas Gregson, the bet played off extremely well for CBS. Elementary is not only a ratings success in the United States, but globally, as well, hitting the #1 series on Sky Living in the UK, the #1 drama on Network Ten in Australia and the #1 U.S. Series in Spain proving there is room for more than one Sherlock to survive and thrive in the modern day.