Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man) has been cast in the recurring role of Sherlock Holmes’ older brother, Mycroft Holmes, in the upcoming second season of CBS’ drama series Elementary. He will make his debut in the season premiere, which will be shot on location in London. In the episode, Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) is called to London to revisit an old case, where he is forced to face his brother. Although the siblings suffered a drastic falling-out a few years earlier, Mycroft allows Sherlock and Joan (Lucy Liu) to stay in his new home, 221B Baker Street. With Joan in the middle, the brothers are forced to confront their very complicated history.
Another Amazing Spider-Man co-star, Chris Zylka, has landed a regular role in Damon Lindelof’s HBO drama pilot The Leftovers, directed by Peter Berg. Based on Tom Perrotta’s book, the project takes place after the Rapture happens but not quite like it’s supposed to and centers on chief of police Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux). Zylka (The Secret Circle) will play Tom, a college dropout who has taken refuge with a mysterious guru.