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Lucy Liu To Play Dr. Watson In Sherlock Holmes Series 'Elementary'?

February 28th, 2012 8:45am EST

Lucy LiuLucy Liu is set to play Sherlock Holmes' first female Dr. Watson in a modern TV update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective stories, according to new internet reports.

The Charlie's Angels star will team up with British actor Jonny Lee Miller for new series Elementary.

Set in New York, Liu's Watson will be a former surgeon and Holmes' sober companion as he struggles with life after rehab, according to Deadline.com.

The drama is loosely based on the hit British show Sherlock, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as the updated literary sleuth and his sidekick.

 

 

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