Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Toronto, Canada
All aboard the Sherlock bandwagon!
At least BBC America is available in HD, as of 2009.
Plus, I wouldn't be surprised if Showcase started airing Season 2 of Sherlock the following week.
And our American friends at CBS have ordered a pilot episode for an American version of the Sherlock TV series. Holmes will be an American living in New York. The title of the series will be Elementary (unless it's later changed to something silly like CSI NY: The Sherlock Chronicles) and if it's picked up, it will most likely air some time between September and November.
A producer for the BBC series has mentioned that if the American version is too similar to the BBC version, legal action might be necessary.
However, copyright specialist Margaret Tofalides from the law firm Manches, mentioned that the concept of a new Sherlock Holmes cannot be protected.
She also said that some of the unusual elements of the BBC production, like plots, clothes, settings and distinctive characters, could form the basis of a potential copyright claim.