Nelsan Ellis joins the Season 5 cast of 'Elementary'

September 13, 2016 11:43 AM

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NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- True Blood and Get On Up alum Nelsan Ellis has joined the cast of the mystery drama Elementary for Season 5.

Ellis will play Shinwell Johnson, a former patient of surgeon-turned-sober companion-turned-sleuth Joan Watson, played by Lucy Liu. Ellis' character first appeared in Arthur Conan Doyle's 1924 story "The Illustrious Client."

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