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  1. Forlath Grey 4 years ago

    Interesting tidbit from Wikipedia,

    ‘Relationship to BBC’s Sherlock

    Sherlock, a contemporary reworking of the Sherlock Holmes story, began screening in the UK just over two years before Elementary premiered in the United States. The British show has since sold to more than 200 territories. In January 2012 Sherlock producer Sue Vertue told newspaper The Independent “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. 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.” The following month Vertue said that “We have been in touch with CBS and informed them that we will be looking at their finished pilot very closely for any infringement of our rights.”

    CBS made a statement on the issue: “Our project is a contemporary take on Sherlock Holmes that will be based on Holmes, Watson and other characters in the public domain, as well as original characters. We are, of course, respectful of all copyright laws and will not infringe on any stories or works that may still be protected.”

    Creator Robert Doherty discussed comparisons between Sherlock and Elementary that July, pointing out that a tradition of updated Holmes stories dates back to the Basil Rathbone films of the 1940s, and that he didn’t think it was the case that Elementary took anything from Sherlock, which he described as a “brilliant show” having watched its first series.’

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