First Look: ‘Elementary’ releases promo images, official synopsis

Hot on the heels of picking up the Sherlock Holmes pilot for a full season last week, CBS has released new promo images and an official synopsis for the show!

The pictures surfaced online late last night, and were collated by the Baker Street Babes (wtf). These promos give us our first official look at Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Joan Watson, respectively. It seems that Miller’s Holmes will make a habit of wearing scarves, as we first saw in set photos from a couple of months ago.

Check out the new Elementary images below!

Most interestingly of all, the broadcaster shared the official synopsis:

ELEMENTARY stars Jonny Lee Miller as detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson in a modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD’s most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with his worst nightmare – a sober companion, Dr. Watson.

A successful surgeon until she lost a patient and her license three years ago, Watson views her current job as another opportunity to help people, as well as paying a penance. However, the restless Sherlock is nothing like her previous clients. He informs her that none of her expertise as an addiction specialist applies to him and he’s devised his own post-rehab regimen – resuming his work as a police consultant in New York City.

Watson has no choice but to accompany her irascible new charge on his jobs. But Sherlock finds her medical background helpful, and Watson realizes she has a knack for playing investigator. Sherlock’s police contact, Capt. Tobias “Toby” Gregson (Aidan Quinn), knows from previous experience working with Scotland Yard that Sherlock is brilliant at closing cases, and welcomes him as part of the team.

With the mischievous Sherlock Holmes now running free in New York solving crimes, it’s simple deduction that he’s going to need someone to keep him grounded, and it’s elementary that it’s a job for Watson. Rob Doherty, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Michael Cuesta, who directed the pilot, are executive producers for CBS Television Studios.

So, it seems that this version of Sherlock Holmes will be forced to live with Dr. Watson by a wealthy father. Liu’s Joan will also be attempting to “cure” the former drug addict.

Elementary will air Thursdays at 10pm on CBS starting in the fall

What do you think of the new shots and synopsis? Does Elementary seem promising to you after hearing more?