February 28th, 2012
05:05 PM ET
Lucy Liu has picked up on another TV role thanks to CBS' take on Sherlock Holmes, according to Deadline.
The 43-year-old actress will reportedly play Joan Watson in a drama pilot called "Elementary" for the network. The character's traditionally male, but CBS is working on an updated take on the classic tale set in the present day.
This spin on Sherlock Holmes, written by Robert Doherty, sees Holmes living in Brooklyn after going through treatment at an NYC rehab facility to deal with addiction problems. To be played by "Dexter's" Jonny Lee Miller, Holmes will be a consultant to the NYPD, after previously consulting with Scotland Yard.
Watson, a surgeon who lost her license because of a patient's death, lives with Holmes as his "sober partner."
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