Lucy Liu Cast as Dr. Watson on Sherlock Holmes Remake

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CBS has come up with a casting scoop for its Sherlock Holmes remake that is not so elementary after all.

The network confirms that Lucy Liu - currently appearing on season four of Southland - will come on board its upcoming pilot as Dr. Watson, starring opposite Jonny Lee Miller's Sherlock in Elementary. As far as we know, the actress will represent the first ever woman to take on this iconic role.

Lucy Liu as Grace Chin

This updated version of the classic tale will take place in modern times and in New York City.

What do you think of this unexpected casting?

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