An acclaimed BBC crime drama is getting a remake for U.S. audiences courtesy of Fox Broadcasting. Deadline.com reports that the broadcast network is developing its own version of “Luther.”
The network “has given a rich put pilot commitment with a seven-figure penalty to the adaptation, which will be written/executive produced by the original series’ creator Neil Cross. The British series’ star, Idris Elba, is on board as executive producer,” the story reports.
The project is from 20th Century Fox TV, studio-based Chernin Entertainment, and BBC Worldwide Productions. Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope are also executive producing, along with BBC Worldwide Productions’ Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner.
The original “Luther” aired in the U.S. on BBC America, earning eight Emmy nominations, the piece notes.
U.K. version of “Luther” with Idris Elba