'Elementary' Season 2: Rhys Ifans set to play Mycroft Holmes
Ifans will make his debut in the show's Season 2 premiere, airing Sept. 26, and filmed on location in London.
According to a CBS release, the episode follows Sherlock ( Jonny Lee Miller) as he's called to London to revisit an old case and comes face-to-face with older brother, Mycroft. The estranged siblings are forced to work through their relationship while Sherlock and Joan Watson ( Lucy Liu) are guests in Mycroft's home at 221B Baker Street.
"I could not be more excited to have Rhys coming aboard," "Elementary" creator Robert Doherty said 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' credits include "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "Notting Hill." He co-starred with Miller in 2000's gangster film "Love, Honour and Obey" and opposite Liu in 2002 ensemble drama "Hotel."