Oscar-winner and stage star F. Murray Abraham is set to go head-to-head with Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Abraham has officially signed on to guest star on CBS' Elementary in an episode scheduled to air this May.
Abraham will play a hitman codenamed 'The Actuary.' The acclaimed killer's "targets always appear to have been killed by natural causes or unfortunate accidents."
For the original report, head on over to The Hollywood Reporter.
Perhaps best known for his Oscar-winning performance in Amadeus, Abraham's film credits include: Scarface, The Name of the Rose, Mighty Aphrodite, Star Trek: Insurrection, and Finding Forrester.
Abraham has focused on stage work throughout his career, giving notable performances as Pozzo in Mike Nichols's production of Waiting for Godot, Malvolio in Twelfth Night for the New York Shakespeare Festival, and Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, for the Off Broadway Theatre For A New Audience (TFANA) in March 2007, which was performed at the Duke Theatre in New York and also at The Swan Theatre, part of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He recently appeared in Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of GOLDEN AGE, opposite Bebe Neuwirth and Lee Pace. He also completed a stint on the second season of Showtime's smash-hit HOMELAND.
Elementary stars Jonny Lee Miller as detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson in a modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with his worst nightmare - a sober companion, Dr. Watson.
A successful surgeon until she lost a patient and her license three years ago, Watson views her current job as another opportunity to help people, as well as paying a penance. However, the Restless Sherlock is nothing like her previous clients. He informs her that none of her expertise as an addiction specialist applies to him and he's devised his own post-rehab regimen - resuming his work as a police consultant in New York City. Watson has no choice but to accompany her irascible new charge on his jobs. But Sherlock finds her medical background helpful, and Watson realizes she has a knack for playing investigator.