Well, I guess something has to replace one of those neverending CSI shows eventually...
According to Deadline, CBS has bought Sherlock Holmes, a drama project from CBS TV Studios and Timberman/Beverly Productions. Apparently, this Sherlock is a modern take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary fictional creation.
What's that? There's already an exceedingly brilliant modern take on Sherlock Holmes called Sherlock that stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. and is written by co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss? The one that airs on the BBC in the U.K. and on PBS' Masterpiece series in the U.S.? Why, yes...Yes, there is.
Oh, and there's also a Sherlock Holmes movie franchise with a modern edge to the original Victorian Era setting that returns on December 16, 2011 with Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law? Why, yes...Yes, there is.
Deadline also claims that Rob Doherty is writing and will executive produce with Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. Timberman/Beverly has two new series on CBS this fall, Unforgettable and A Gifted Man.