Pilot Scoop: Fox Orders Luther Adaptation, Frankenstein Update

Luther Pilot Order Fox

Undeterred by Gracepoint‘s demise, Fox has ordered a cast-contingent pilot based on the BBC drama Luther, as well as a modern riff on Frankenstein, TVLine has learned.

The Luther adaptation will be written and executive-produced by Neil Cross, who created the original series.

The project — which also counts UK star Idris Elba among its EPs — centers on John Luther, a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can’t always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

Meanwhile, Frankenstein — from writer Rand Ravich (Life) and executive producer Howard Gordon (Homeland) — follows Ray Pritchard, a morally corrupt, retired cop who is given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. Now younger and stronger, he will have to choose between old temptations and a new sense of purpose.

Other pilots ordered by Fox include Rosewood, a drama about an elite Miami pathologist who works with a cynical female detective, and 48 Hours ’Til Monday, a single-camera comedy about a husband’s struggle to avoid disastrous weekends.