Elementary Casts Rhys Ifans As Sherlock Holmes’ Brother In Season 2

“Spiderman” star Rhys Ifans is joining the cast of “Elementary” Season 2 in a recurring role.

The Welsh actor will play the older brother of Jonny Lee Miller’s Sherlock Holmes – Mycroft Holmes.

The new character, Mycroft, will appear in the second season premiere of “Elementary,” which is being shot in London, England.

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In the episode, Sherlock is called to London to look into an old case, and it puts him face to face with his older brother, Mycroft, who he previously had a big falling out with.

Sherlock and his companion-turned-associate Joan (Lucy Liu) will stay with Mycroft in his abode at 221B Baker Street. That address — 221B Baker Street — was Sherlock Holmes’ address in the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novels about the legendary detective.

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Joan will help the two brothers confront their past.

“I could not be more excited to have Rhys coming aboard,” Executive Producer and 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.”

“Elementary” returns for Season 2 on Thursday, September 26 at 10 PM ET/PT on CBS.

-- Jolie Lash

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