‘Dexter’s’ Jonny Lee Miller to play Sherlock Holmes in CBS pilot

He is coming back to TV

Jonny Lee Miller is one of those rare actors that are so incredible good at what he does that studios don’t always know what to do with him. While there are exceptional roles out there that are a good fit for someone with Miller’s talent, those parts are unfortunately few and far between.

While many fans first got to know Miller from his film work, he reached a much broader audience when he snagged the lead role on the television series ‘Eli Stone’.  Although the show’s content was a bit before it’s time and was subsequently canceled, Showtime was smart enough to snag him as the resident bad guy in the fifth season of ‘Dexter’ where he managed to scared and delight fans as Jordan Chase.

Miller is the master of accents as we’ve seen him morph in to a Scottish accent in the Danny Boyle film ‘Trainspotting’ and then change into an American in ‘Hackers’ all the while hiding the fact that he is actually English.  So when we heard that he was going to be taking on the role of Sherlock Holmes in the modern day reboot of the classic tale, we knew this was going to be a perfect role for him.

CBS has cast Miller in the pilot ‘Elementary’ which follows our favorite detective as he solves crimes in New York City.  BBC has a similar show called ‘Sherlock’ that is very popular, leaving viewers feeling skeptical on whether there really needs to be another series about the famed detective.

Do you think that Miller will be a good Sherlock Holmes?  Are you happy that he will be coming back to television with his own series again?  Leave us a comment and let us know.

Photo: Dexter, Showtime

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