As its season premiere draws ever closer, Sherlock Holmes adaptation Elementary has released the official synopsis for episode 1 – which stars Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu.

The pilot episode hits screens on Sept. 27, and sees Jonny Lee Miller’s Sherlock relocate to New York after his drug addiction led Holmes Senior to send him to rehab. Having recovered from his addictions (thought not his arrogance and temperament) Sherlock finds himself with disgraced surgeon Dr. Joan Watson, who quickly becomes entangled in the great detective’s mood swings, cases, and extraordinary observational skills.

Read the full synopsis below, which first appeared on K Site TV.

“JONNY LEE MILLER, LUCY LIU AND AIDAN QUINN STAR IN “ELEMENTARY,” A MODERN-DAY VERSION OF SHERLOCK HOLMES SET IN NEW YORK CITY, PREMIERING ON THURSDAY, SEPT. 27

“Pilot” – Detective Sherlock Holmes, along with his sober companion, Dr. Joan Watson, uses his uncanny ability to read people and analyze crimes to assist the NYPD on some of their more difficult cases. In the season premiere, Holmes consults on a home invasion that resulted in murder, on ELEMENTARY, Thursday, Sept. 27 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

SERIES REGULARS: Jonny Lee Miller (Sherlock Holmes), Lucy Liu (Joan Watson), Aidan Quinn (Captain Toby Gregson)

GUEST CAST: Manny Perez (Olshansky), Bill Heck (Ty Morstan), Dallas Roberts (Dr. Richard Mantlo), Craig Walker (Peter Saldua), Jonathan Walker (Harrison Polk), Annika Boras (Amy Damper), Ward Horton (Soap Opera Actor), Randal Turner (Male Opera Singer), Melissa Zapin (Female Opera Singer)

Hypable was present at the show’s Comic-Con screening and Q&A event, so you can check out our review of the pilot episode as well as a round-up of the information revealed by cast and crew here.

Will you be checking out Elementary next month? How do you think the series will handle the cannon of Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories (location and genders aside)?

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