Sherlock Holmes adaptation Elementary has snapped up The Newsroom‘s David Harbour for a guest role in the upcoming first season.
Starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Joan Watson, respectively, Elementary sees a modern day spin on the great detective relocate to New York City for a stint in rehab, before eventually teaming up with sober companion and disgraced surgeon Joan to solve the Big Apple’s more mysterious crimes.
Harbour played recurring guest character Elliot Hirsch in four episodes of Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, and according to TV Line he will now join Liu, Miller and Aidan Quinn in the new CBS crime drama.
He will play Dr. Mason Baldwin, a brilliant surgeon who assists Holmes when a hospital becomes the crime scene of a grisly murder. It’s unknown which episode of the series Harbour will star in.
Elementary begins on CBS Sept. 27 at 10/9c.
Earlier this week, Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch spoke about his concerns for the series and its similarities to Steven Moffat’s widely lauded BBC series. The actor also discussed future projects like The Hobbit, Star Trek 2 and the super-sleuth’s third run of investigations, which start shooting in January.
Are you looking forward to seeing The Newsroom actor in Elementary?