The producer of the BBC’s Sherlock has said that she finds the mooted US remake of the show, called Elementary, to be “extremely worrying”.
Speaking to The Independent, Sue Vertue revealed that she was concerned that US network CBS’s plans to revamp the detective series in a modern context would overlap with the UK version of the show.
She said: “We understand that CBS are doing their own version of an updated Sherlock Holmes. It’s interesting, as they approached us a while back about remaking our show.”
She went on to add:
At the time, they made great assurances about their integrity, so we have to assume that their modernised Sherlock Holmes doesn’t resemble ours in any way, as that would be extremely worrying. We are very proud of our show and like any proud parent, will protect the interest and wellbeing of our offspring.
Meanwhile, Vertue also ruled out the chance of Sherlock returning to screens in 2012. Show runner Steven Moffat had previously revealed that a third series of the show had been commissioned, but Vertue wrote on Twitter: “Sorry to be a killjoy but @steven_moffat didn’t actually mean S3 of #sherlock would tx before end of year. I think that is sadly unlikely.”
Earlier this week, Moffat told fans that they had missed a big clue when attempting to solve the mysterious ending of the series’ final episode, which saw actor Benedict Cumberbatch’s eponymous detective apparently jump from a building and plummet to his death, only for him to emerge to observe his own funeral at the show’s climax.