Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer has been cast in the pivotal role on the CBS drama, the network announced Tuesday. She will begin her three-episode arc May 9.
Irene Adler plays a significant part in Sherlock Holmes' (Jonny Lee Miller) past, as his first and only love in London. Her mysterious murder by Sherlock's nemesis Moriarty caused his downward spiral into drug addiction.
“We're moving to the next chapter in our show – and in some ways, to a previous chapter in Holmes' story,” said executive producer and creator Rob Doherty. “Irene Adler is perhaps the most pivotal relationship in Sherlock's life, and I can't think of an actress better suited to the challenge than Natalie.”
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