26/07/2012 08:42 BST | Updated 26/07/2012 08:43 BST

'Elementary': Jonny Lee Miller Says 'Sherlock' Star Benedict Cumberbatch Is 'Excited' For Him

Jonny Lee Miller has revealed there's no rivalry between him and Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch.

Miller, who is set to play an American Sherlock Holmes in CBS drama Elementary, told reporters at Comic Con: "I wanted to assure him that it was a different enough project."

And he explained: "[Cumberbatch] was excited for me and he was very encouraging and we discussed it."


Miller and Lucy Liu filming Elementary

Miller has said that he got his information from the books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, not from watching Steven Moffat's hit BBC drama, Entertainment Weekly reported.

The show will focus on fleshing out the relationship between Holmes and his father, rather than Holmes’ brother Mycroft who can be seen in the UK show.

And Doctor Watson will be played by a female this time - Kill Bill star Lucy Liu has signed up for the iconic role.

Moffat and Mark Gatiss' Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia last week scooped a nomination for Best TV Miniseries or Movie in the Primetime Emmy Awards and has already secured a place in viewers' hearts Stateside - is there room for one more drama centering on Holmes? Let us know below...

PHOTOS: Elementary premieres 27 September on CBS. Take a look at some photos from the set below...