Friday, January 27, 2012

BBC America to Co-Produce Next Season of Luther

Luther (BBC/BBC America)

BBC America announced yesterday that the cable network would be co-producing the next season of the crime drama Luther.

Idris Elba stars as Detective Chief Investigator John Luther, a near-genius detective, who might just be as dangerous as the depraved criminals he hunts. Luther follows his own moral code as much as the rules of criminal law.

"We're delighted that Idris' performance in Luther has been recognized this year with a Golden Globe Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination," said Perry Simon, General Manager, Channels, BBC Worldwide America. "His iconic role as John Luther has quickly become one of the most powerful detective characters television audiences have ever seen."

The season will consist of two episodes to be written by Neil Cross, each two parts, and will air later this year.

Last year, screenwriter Cross won the prestigious Edgar Award for Best Television Episode Teleplay.

(Related article: Press Release.)

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