Sherlock Holmes lives in New York City. His loyal companion, Watson, is a beautiful woman. And a mysterious figure from his past is returning to his life... to be played by Roger Rees. Such is the state of the highly-anticipated CBS series 'Elementary.'
Known recently for his roles on 'Warehouse 13' and 'The Prestige,' Roger Rees is a British actor who has worked steadily and successfully since the mid-1970s. While those mentioned titles are where most of today's audience would recognize Rees from, I prefer to think of him as the snivelling Sheriff of Rottingham in 1993's unforgettable 'Robin Hood: Men in Tights'... or perhaps as the supremely arrogant Robin Colcord, Rebecca's love interest on 'Cheers.' Rees is just as comfortable delivering humour with a dry wit as he is at carrying dramatic tension, which should serve him well on 'Elementary,' a series which strives to balance the two.
Rees joins Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary characters on 'Elementary,' with Jonny Lee Miller as a young Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu embodying the stalwart Watson. Producers have kept quiet as to what role Rees would end up playing in his upcoming guest appearance, aside from assuring fans that it is a key person in Holmes' life. Early speculation suggests Rees could be Holmes' dashing father, however this writer is holding out hope for an older, wiser, insidious Moriarty. While the current appearance is slated for a single episode, producers noted that there is a distinct possibility of Rees' character becoming a recurring one.
Regardless, CBS' 'Elementary' just jumped yet another notch on the anticipation-scale. 'Elementary' debuts on September 27 at 10:00pm.