Luther Remake Gets Pilot Deal at Fox

Luther Pilot Order Fox

Detective Chief Inspector John Luther may soon put down stakes in the United States.

Fox has given a pilot commitment to an American adaptation of the popular British drama Luther, Variety reports.

Like the BBC original, Fox’s series would center on Luther — played by Idris Elba in the U.K. — and his travails as he solves crimes.

Luther creator Neil Cross will write the pilot’s script and executive-produce the project alongside 20th Century Fox Television, Chernin Entertainment, BBC Worldwide Productions and Elba.

As of now, however, Elba is not planning to reprise his Emmy-nominated role in the American Luther.

At this year’s Emmys, the actor told TVLine’s Michael Ausiello that his series — which aired its third season finale in 2013 — was not finished, that it was “one of those shows that can keep going and going.”

Luther fans, what do you think about the character crossing the pond? Hit the comments and tell us!


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