Lucy set for dear Wat­son role in US

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CHAR­LIE’S AN­GELS’ ac­tress Lucy Liu is set to play Dr Wat­son in a new Sher­lock Holmes telly se­ries.

The 43-year-old babe will ap­pear along­side Brit Jonny Lee Miller in new drama El­e­men­tary.

Lucy’s cast­ing as Holmes’ side­kick is the sec­ond rad­i­cal change – the show will be set in mod­ern-day New York.

An in­sider said: “The cast­ing of Lucy has took a lot of peo­ple by sur­prise. No­body was ex­pect­ing to see a woman in that part.

“Ex­ec­u­tives re­ally want to shake things up and thought Lucy would be great in the role.”

Lucy – who shot to fame in Ally Mcbeal – will play dis­graced for­mer sur­geon Joan Wat­son in the show.

And Sher­lock is de­scribed as “a Brit with sub­stance abuse prob­lems”.

The Yank re­vamp has al­ready an­gered BBC bosses as it is sim­i­lar to their crit­i­cally ac­claimed TV show Sher­lock.

The source added: “Lucy’s cast­ing proves it’s go­ing to be dif­fer­ent to the BBC show.”

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