By Josh Wigler
Sherlock Holmes is about to experience some brotherly love.
CBS has announced that “The Amazing Spider-Man” actor Rhys Ifans has joined the cast of “Elementary” in the recurring role of Mycroft Holmes — Sherlock’s older brother, recently seen in director Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows” as played by Stephen Fry.
Mycroft will appear in the “Elementary” season two premiere, airing September 26. The episode sees Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu’s Sherlock and Joan traveling to London to revisit an old case, which brings Mycroft into the fold, and features the appearance of Holmes’ iconic 221B Baker Street home.
“I could not be more excited to have Rhys coming aboard,” executive producer and creator Robert Doherty says in a statement. “I’ve always been a tremendous fan and feel very honored to have him in the fold. Equally excited are Jonny and Lucy, both of whom have worked with Rhys in feature films. I think this is going to be a lot of fun for all of us.”
Ifans isn’t unaccustomed to bringing fan-favorite characters to life. He plays the one-armed Curt Connors and his reptilian alter-ego The Lizard in last summer’s “The Amazing Spider-Man,” and played the eccentric Xenophilius Lovegood in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” We agree with Doherty — should be a lot of fun seeing his Mycroft tangle with Miller’s Sherlock.
[Source: Coming Soon]