BBC America is reviving the Idris Elba crime drama for a two-part miniseries.
The announcement comes just a day after news broke that Fox is planning a Luther remake set in the United States. (Because Gracepoint is such a huge success, right?) And we still don’t know if Idris Elba will pull a David Tennant and adopt an American accent for the Luther remake, but I’m guessing that’s not going to be the case, especially with this upcoming two-part miniseries.
Fox has given the Luther remake a pilot commitment and Neil Cross, series creator of the original series, will write. Elba is producing.
As for the two-part miniseries to air on BBC America in 2015, Idris Elba will reprise his role as DCI John Luther, the troubled and passionate homicide detective prone to violence. Cross will return to write. In a statement, he said, “Ever since we said goodbye to John Luther on Southwark Bridge, there’s hardly been a minute when I didn’t wonder what happened next. So I decided to find out. We’re putting the band back together; Luther is coming back where he belongs. Back to the BBC. Back to London. And back to work.”
Filming will take place in and around London in March 2015. No word on whether or not Ruth Wilson will return as fan favorite Alice, but I really, really hope so. Surely, she can make time for when The Affair is on hiatus?
What do you think of the Luther remake and the upcoming Luther two-part miniseries?