Fox has officially picked three new shows for pilot orders. The “Luther” remake of the original BBC show has been talked about for months but has been given a pilot green light. The other new shows include a “Frankenstein” modern day adaptation, and “Rosewood.”
“Luther” will be a remake of the original series similarly to how Fox handled “Gracepoint,” the American remake of the BBC series, “Broadchurch.” The remake of “Luther” for Fox comes from original creator Neil Cross. The BBC star, Idris Elba has only signed on to return as executive producer and has not said anything about returning in the lead role. Cross will pen the Fox remake. “Luther” centers on John Luther, a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can’t always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.
“Frankenstein” comes from “Crisis” creator Rand Ravich and “Homeland’s” Howard Gordon. The series will follow 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, Pritchard will have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose.
“Rosewood” is described as a close-ended, investigative series that centers on the brilliant Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr., the top private pathologist in all of Miami. As owner of one of the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art independent labs in the country, he finds the secrets in bodies that others usually miss. Despite being constantly surrounded by death Rosewood is obsessed with life and savors every moment. His eternal optimism will frustrate the cynical female detective he often works with, but she can’t argue with the results that his unique perspective provides.
There has been no announcements on actors who may star in any of these series as of the moment.