Lucy Liu to play Watson in New York Sherlock drama – report

The Charlie’s Angels star will team up with British actor Jonny Lee Miller for new U.S. 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

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.