Luther, the UK murder detective series is set to make a comeback in the US as well as the UK now. Idris Elba will reprise his role as the brilliant yet overly passionate detective on BBC One in the UK and BBC America.
Earlier, creator Neil Cross and Idris Elba were reported to have been reined in by FOX to create a new miniseries, with Cross penning the script for the pilot as well as handling the role of executive producer with Elba donning the role of the latter too. Now, news has trickled in that Luther will return to the UK too, in the form of two new installments next year. The big news is that Elba, in spite of his projects on the big screen will return to his role. Fans who had earlier enjoyed the thrills and chills of the series are sure to be elated with the news, especially since both, the UK as well as the US will witness the revival of one of the most intriguing characters the thriller genre in on television has seen. Cross, for one, always knew it was going to happen someday. “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 to where he belongs. Back to the BBC. Back to London. And back to work,” Cross announced.
The miniseries was quite the hit when it aired a couple of years back, with eight Emmy nominations as well as a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Miniseries coming Idris Elba’s way in 2012. We will have to wait and see if the new plans match up to the success of the older ones.