When Elementary goes across the pond for its Season 2 premiere, we’ll meet at least one member of Holmes’ estranged family.
Welsh actor Rhys Ifans, known to The Amazing Spider-Man fans as Dr. Curt Connors (aka The Lizard), has taken on the recurring role of Sherlock’s sibling Mycroft.
The CBS drama’s London-set episode, which will be filmed on location, finds Sherlock revisiting an old case in England. While there, he and Joan stay with his older brother — at 221B Baker Street — despite the siblings’ terrible falling-out years earlier. During his stay, Sherlock and Mycroft will deal with the rift between them.
Ifans has worked primarily in film; in addition to Spider-Man, his credits include Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Replacements and Notting Hill.