Elementary season 7 ends in seven seasons, but what does the future hold for Sherlock Holmes’ CBS version? In 2012, Sherlock Holmes, another modernized version of the world’s most renowned detective, debuted in CBS, entitled Elementary. This series had set in New York City, as opposed to the BBC, and John Watson had modified for Dr. Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) and Sherlock himself.
Sherlock Holmes from Elementary (performed by Jonny Lee Miller) is recovering from substance abuse and now working as a Consultant Detective for the New York Police Department. His right hand, Joan Watson, was his sober fellow (employed by the dad of Holmes) and he was his apprentice, although sometimes she took independent cases.
For seven seasons Elementary has included some of the most famous characters in Holmes’ world, including Mycroft Holmes, Jamie Moriarty, and Ms. Hudson.
CBS announced in December 2018 that Elementary season 7 would be the last with a total of 13 episodes, which will make it the shortest season of the series. Initially, the 6th season had thought to be the last, as it only had 13 episodes, but later CBS ordered eight more episodes and renewed it in a shorter and previous season.
Though the final part of Season 6 could have been the ultimate end of the series, the network decided that the authors could have completed the sequences of their characters in a right way–and judging by the name of the last episode, “Their Last Bow,” the series all points to its end with a generous dose of referrals to the initial source.
Each TV series, including the most successful, has a lifetime and it’s time to finish Elementary. Ratings have been running for some seasons, and the first star agreements are supposed to end. The series has been preparing the ground for its final episodes for some time now, and it is too late for CBS to alter their mind or for another network (or streaming service) to pick up it.
Jonny Lee Miller has no future projects (still), but Lucy Liu has a busy agenda and a challenging eighth season even if the network wanted more. She is indeed starring in a new CBS series entitled Why Women Kill. On the same day, the final episode of Elementary was released on the CBS All Access.