Elementary season 7 is coming to a conclusion after seven seasons, but what exactly does the future hold for CBS’ version of Sherlock Holmes? In 2012, another modernized version of this most well-known detective in the world, Sherlock Holmes, premiered in CBS, branded Elementary. Unlike BBC’s version, this show was set in New York City, and John Watson has been changed for Dr Joan Watson (Lucy Liu), among other changes to Sherlock himself.
Elementary’s Sherlock Holmes (played by Jonny Lee Miller) is recovering from drug addiction and now working for the New York Police Department as consulting detective. His right-hand, Joan Watson, started because his sober companion (hired by Holmes’ father) and became his apprentice, even though she has taken independent instances occasionally. Throughout seven seasons, Elementary included some of the most well-known characters from Holmes’ universe, for example, Mycroft Holmes, Ms Hudson, and Jamie Moriarty (the feminine version of the archenemy James Moriarty).
Miller’s take on the personality is already the celebrity with the most appearances as Sherlock in movie and TV by far, with over 150 episodes thus far, but he isn’t likely to have much longer in part. With the season finale fast approaching, here is what is happening with Sherlock and Watson at Elementary year seven and beyond.
Elementary Season 7 Is The Final Season
On December 2018, CBS announced that year 7 of Elementary are the final one, with a total of 13 episodes, making it the show’ shortest season. Season 6 was originally believed to be the last one, as it had only 13 episodes, but CBS later ordered eight extra episodes and revived the series for a briefer and last season. Although season 6 finale could have served as a definitive conclusion to the show, the community decided to give the authors an opportunity to finish the arcs of the characters in the right way – and judging by the name of the previous episode, “Their Last Bow”, it all points at the start getting the ending that it deserves, with a generous dose of references to the original source.
Reason Behind Elementary Season 8 Cancellation?
Each TV series, even the most successful ones, have a life span, and the time has arrived to get Elementary to finish. Ratings have been heading down for a couple of seasons now, and with the contracts of the main stars allegedly coming to an end, the series was preparing the earth for its last episodes for a little while now, and it is too late for CBS to change its mind or for a different network (or streaming service) to pick this up. Jonny Lee Miller does not have any upcoming projects (yet), but Lucy Liu does have a busy agenda, making an eighth season difficult even if the network did need more. In fact, she is starring in a new CBS series titled Why Women Kill, premiering on CBS All Access to the same day the final episode of Elementary is set to air.
Elementary is one of the best TV adaptations of Sherlock Holmes up to now, managing to keep the essence of the main character in addition to a few of its darkest traits, which are normally modulated when adapting it to TV or the big screen. Hopefully, the last episode will provide it with the closed it deserves and will not leave fans with a cliffhanger.