CBS Trying Its Own Modern “Sherlock”

Two years ago Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes” film surprised quite a few with its fun, adventurous take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories – in the process raking in a lot of money worldwide and launching an upcoming sequel.

Last year the BBC surprised with “Sherlock”, Steven Moffat & Mark Gatiss’ witty and inventive modern day adaptations of the stories. The three telemovies were a big international success and a second batch are already in the can for airing shortly.

Now, CBS TV Studios are trying to get in on the action and are developing their own contemporary drama procedural take on Doyle’s famed literary pipe-smoking private detective character reports Deadline.

“Medium” and “Point Pleasant” producer Rob Doherty is writing and will executive produce the new take which CBS just bought from Timberman/Beverly Productions. It’s presently unknown what geographical setting or character traits from Doyle’s works will be included and how faithful it will be.