Two of our favorite franchises are about to combine: Actress Eve Harlow, who currently plays Moll on Star Trek: Discovery is about to move to a new Sherlock Holmes series called Watson. This won’t be an actual combination between Trek and Sherlock , more of a Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon type connection, but we still like the idea of mixing Sherlock Holmes and Roddenberry’s Star Trek.

Eve Harlow as Moll {image via Paramount}

Eve Harlow is a Russian-born actress who currently holds dual Israeli-Canadian citizenship. In addition to playing Malinne “Moll” Ravel on Star Trek: Discovery, she was Tess on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Maya Vie in The 100.

Watson will focus on Dr. John Watson, Sherlock Holmes’ best friend and longtime partner. Morris Chestnut Detective Marcus Williams in Kick-Ass 2 (2013) will star as Dr, Watson. Chestnut also played Ricky Baker in Boyz in the Hood (1991).

Harlow will play Ingrid Derian, who is described as “an accomplished neurologist whom Dr. Watson recruits to work at his clinic not only because he recognizes her indisputable skill, but because she herself is a mystery Watson looks forward to solving. Ingrid reminds him of his late friend, Sherlock Holmes, and values her ruthless and sometimes questionable practices… but the rest of her teammates will wonder — and worry — who is the real Ingrid Derian, and what is she hiding?”

Like the BBC’s Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and CBS’ Elementary, starring Jonny Lee Miller, Watson will be set in modern day. This show will focus on Watson, after Holmes’ death. Watson will feature Inga Schlingmann, (Susan Yang of So Help Me Todd) as Dr. Sasha Lubbock. Michelle Aytes who playd Maria in the horror movie Trick ‘r Treat (20017) will play Dr. Mary Morstan. Holmes fans will remember that Holmes and Watson met Mary Morstan in The Sign of the Four (published 1890) and that she and Dr. Watson married. In Watson, she is his ex-wife and colleague. English actor Ritchie Coster will play Shinwell Johnson (nicknamed Porky in the books). Coster was CheChen in The Dark Knight (2008) and Dracula in the podcast series Mina and Lucy’s Guide to Slaying Dracula. Actor/musician Peter Mark Kendall will be playing a dual role as twin surgeons, Dr. Stephens Croft and Dr. Adam Croft. Kendall played an engineer in Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

Watson will be on CBS in 2025. It’s tentatively scheduled for Sunday evenings, but TV schedules are seldom set in stone.

Are you looking forward to this new venture into the world of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s great detective? Or are you disappointed that Eve Harlow will be leaving Star Trek: Discovery?

Susan Macdonald
Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as 26 short stories, mostly fantasy in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress #30”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on SCIFI.radio’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions,  Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.