Ever since the very first season of ‘Elementary’ a character that has been often mentioned, but never seen has been Sherlock Holmes father.
In the show references to Holmes’s father often crop up when the show alluded to Dr. Watson’s employer as Sherlock’s addiction Councillor and his stint in drugs rehab. We also heard several references in the shows second season when Sherlock had some arguments with his brother Mycroft, but at no point have ever seen the man.
All that is going to change because John Noble has got the part.
According to TV Line Noble will take on the role of Sherlock’s wealthy estranged father in the fourth season of the show.
Last month, executive producer Rob Doherty confirmed to the website that “it’s time” for the elder Holmes to reunite with his son (played by Jonny Lee Miller). “I would very much like to meet Dad and explore this very complicated dynamic that we’ve been alluding to over the last two seasons,” he said. “There’s a lot to get out of a longer-term story about Sherlock and his father and everything between them.”
Given that we had Rhys Ifans, who is known for playing eccentric characters played Mycroft in the shows second season. John Noble will prove a fabulous choice to play the father of the two Holmes boys.