Jonny Lee Miller: 'Sherlock's' Benedict Cumberbatch 'very supportive' of 'Elementary'


Benedict Cumberbatch's "Sherlock" is about to face some competition across the pond. But "Elementary," CBS' new fall procedural starring Jonny Lee Miller, is not a clone of the hit BBC series' own modern interpretation of the classic mysteries. Miller confirms he spoke with Cumberbatch about playing the same iconic character of his former stage costar. (Coincidentally -- or not -- they alternated roles in Danny Boyle's stage production of "Frankenstein.") "I wanted to reassure him about how different this script was," he said. "Benedict's been very, very supportive." At the TCA press tour, CBS head honcho Nina Tassler denied that the network developed "Elementary" in response to "Sherlock" creator Steven Moffat's refusal to hand over the adaptation rights. Instead, she insists, showrunner Rob Doherty "tapped into the DNA of this character in a way we'd never heard before," she said. "Listing all the incarnations that character has gone through over the years, I think there...


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