Following the exciting news that Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man) had been cast as Sherlock Holmes’ (Johnny Lee Miller) older brother Mycroft on CBS' hit series Elementary, now comes the news that the one and only Inspector Lestrade has also been cast!
The role has gone to Dog Soldiers actor Sean Pertwee (and son of the Third Doctor on Doctor Who, played by Jon Pertwee).
The British actor announced his casting on the show with a tweet:
About to shoot Elementary with my chums in London / NY playing Lestrade . Can I get a Whoop Whoop !— Sean Pertwee (@seanpertwee) July 3, 2013
Pertwee also added this bit:
Thanks to everyone for my barrage of 'Whoops' and variations of . Much appreciated . 1st day on #Elementary , can't wait !— Sean Pertwee (@seanpertwee) July 8, 2013
Elementary will see its season-two premiere in London, where Sherlock and Watson (Lucy Liu) will look into a former investigation by the consulting detective genius.
While there, they'll meet up with Sherlock's big brother, Mycroft, who is now living at 221B Baker Street, and most probably with Lestrade as well.
If Pertwee looks familiar, it’s probably because you saw him in the Kurt Russell movie Soldier wayyyy back when; in the awesome-but-underrated Equilibrium, which starred a pre-Batman Christian Bale as well as Sean Bean (who *SPOILERS* not surprisingly died in the movie); and most recently on STARZ’s Camelot.
Are you excited that Elementary is adding Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Inspector Lestrade to its (most probably guest) roster? Think he’ll butt heads with Inspector Gregson (Aidan Quinn)? After all, it's elementary, my dear Watson.
Elementary will return to CBS on Sept. 26.
(via Digital Spy)