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CBS' 'Elementary' Finds Its Sherlock Holmes in 'Dexter' Villain

February 15, 2012 (5:55 am) GMT
Jonny Lee Miller, who played main antagonist Jordan Chase in 'Dexter' season 5, lands the lead role in the new take on the famed detective's cases.
Jonny Lee Miller

After playing a bad guy, will solve cases in his new TV show. The Jordan Chase depicter in season 5 of "" has snatched a lead role in Sherlock Holmes reboot "", playing the famed detective.

The CBS pilot project is described as "a modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes who now lives in New York City." Robert Doherty writes the script in addition to teaming up with Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly to serve as executive producers. Michael Cuesta is set to direct the pilot.

Prior to appearing on "Dexter", Miller headlined ABC's "". The 39-year-old English actor also joins the cast of upcoming feature films "" and "".

In another casting news, "" has found its final lead. Daniela Bobadilla, who currently recurs on NBC's "", has been tapped to portray the 13-year-old daughter of 's character.

The new sitcom has previously cast and as Charlie's therapist and his ex-wife respectively. The show will premiere this June on FX.

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