Rhys Ifans acquires the role of Sherlock's older brother in the hit CBS television drama.
CBS Studios have today announced a new casting of a regular guest star for Elementary's second season. The latest run of the US adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes franchise is currently filming ahead of an Autumn debut, and we now know that Rhys Ifans will form a part of the guest cast for Season Two in a semi-regular role.
Ifans will inhabit the guise of Mycroft Holmes, the older brother of Sherlock who holds connections to the British government. With the Great Detective still tackling cases in the United States, Mycroft will be revealed as owning 221B Baker Street in the United Kingdom, forcing Holmes (Jonny-Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) to travel abroad in order to solve a dastardly mystery plaguing their one-time ally. Whether Mycroft will make regular further appearances has yet to be confirmed, but it seems safe to assume that Ifans will return for more adventures closer to the final episodes of Season Two.
Elementary Season Two commences broadcasting on Sky Atlantic this October.