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Jonny Lee Miller will play Sherlock Holmes in CBS' drama pilot Elementary.

A modern take on the legendary sleuth, the project will find Sherlock solving cases in New York City. Robert Doherty (Medium) wrote the script and will executive-produce alongside Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly.

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Miller, who starred on Eli Stone, most recently appeared on fifth season of Dexter.

Deadline first reported the casting.