Nelsan Ellis (True Blood) is set to recur on Elementary Season Five.
Ellis will play Shinwell Johnson a former drug dealer who’s struggling to get his life back on track after a long stint in prison. A former patient of Watson’s (Lucy Liu) more than 10 years prior, Shinwell reappears in her life as a helpful tipster in a murder investigation. He begins working with Sherlock and Joan, leveraging various illicit connections from his past to help the pair solve cases. But the more time he spends navigating New York’s underworld, the closer he gets to sliding back into the life he’s so desperate to leave behind.
‘Shinwell Johnson’ is a character from the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock stories specifically the 1924 story, “The Illustrious Client”. Fans of the True Blood won’t have to wait long as Ellis will appear in the season premiere of Elementary on Sunday 2nd October, 2016 at 10/9C.