Elementary gave us one of the most refreshing looks at Sherlock Holmes’ world, but all good things must come to an end. CBS canceled this modern-day adaptation after a seven-season run.
Network executives explained a lot of parties came together and came to the same conclusion. This felt like the best time to say goodbye to this show, from both a financial and a creative standpoint.
“Rob [Doherty] set out to tell a story, and it feels like he has accomplished what he had set out to do. The actors, the crew and the cast feel that way, and we feel that. So are grateful and celebrating what we had and looking forward to the future,” stated executive producer Carl Beverly.
Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu already filmed their last scene as Sherlock and Watson. Waving goodbye to these iconic characters felt like the most logical step to take as their contracts were about to expire.
Season 7 will premiere sometime in 2019. CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl admitted it’s bittersweet to part ways with this show because he sees Elementary as one of their biggest success stories.
“It’s almost a template for what makes a successful CBS show: initial strength, strength in various time periods over time, very successful in terms of international and domestic distribution and, last but definitely not least, a very high-quality show with terrific producers and terrific actors,” concluded Kahl.