Oh, good grief!
"Robert Doherty ..... the creator, known for his work on Star Trek Voyager and Tru Calling, is making Holmes’ best friend female...."
Well, with credentials like that, it will undoubtedly be faithful and respectful to the original idea. The show should run and run
Ideas-wise, they've missed the boat - there is nothing they can do that will bear up favourably to comparison with Sherlock
and I am truly dubious that American audiences will take to it at all unless they turn it into a sit-com or a CSI-style forensics programme. What in the world are they thinking of?
The only way I can think of that they will succeed with this blatant band-waggoning is if they abandon all connection with Doyle and make their Holmes an amnesiac time-traveller (revealed in Season Four after many enigmatic "flash-backs").