Luthur to be remade for US TV, along with 2 episode mini series for UK

Published On November 19, 2014 » 475 Views» By Darren Dimmick » Headlines, News, TV
The  UK Crime series starring Idris Elba is set be remade for US TV, whilst it has also been confirmed that a further 2 episode 4th mini series will return in 2015.

Fox who are the US network that will be airing the Crime thriller, have given a pilot order under a put to air agreement, meaning that atleast the pilot will be seen by audiences giving a good chance of a full series being picked up.

Although Elba will executive produce the remake, he is not expected to reprise the lead role.

The Crime drama stars Elba as tortured cop John Luther, the original series created by Neil Cross ran for three series on BBC One between 2010 and 2013.

In a recent interview with the Radio times Elba also spoke out about reprising his role as John Luther stating,

“I think we’re gonna probably do one more incarnation on TV. But not a season – a one-off. There’s a story idea but no script yet. But we’re gunning to do it at the end of this year. There’s a lot of pressure from everyone to make it, so we’re gonna do it.”

Luther premiered in May 2010, with the second and third series running in 2011 and 2013 respectively.

Cross will write the new US version for 20th Century Fox TV, Chernin Entertainment and BBC Worldwide Prods.

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* UPDATE* Since writing the BBC have confirmed that Luthur will go into production in March 2015, to air later in the year.


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