“Luther” To Be Re-Made For US TV
Brit cop series Luther is to be re-imagined for US TV – courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox.
Neil Cross, the creator of the British series, is set to exec produce and write the new series. Star Idris Elba, who played the title character in the Brit version, will also be executive producing.
The project is a joint collaboration between Twentieth Century Fox, Chernin Entertainment and BBC Worldwide.
Elba played John Luther a detective who also has a violent streak. The series ended after three seasons and fourteen episodes, but there is always the possibility of a Luther feature film starring Elba in the title role. Cross has previously brought up the possibility of a movie prequel to the TV series.
The original series earned eight Emmy nominations for best miniseries, begs actor (Elba) and best writing / directing.
We can’t see a reason t0 re-remake this series. Luther did an excellent job at playing the character, and so it’s practically impossible to envision anyone else in that role.