Thursday, December 17, is a BIG day. Not only is it Star Wars day for some (myself included) but it is also the day that BBC’s “Luther” returns for ONE NIGHT.
The dark psychological thriller ended after three (small) seasons but has been brought back for one night only. The two hour event will also feature the return of Darren Boyd as well as a new character played by Game of Thrones‘ Rose Leslie, and Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Laura Haddock.
We last saw Luther a couple years ago in the Season 3 finale. Apparently, since the events of the third season, he’s tried to leave the darker side of humanity behind for a chance at a normal life. But that’s been thwarted as he’s pulled out of seclusion and pushed “closer to the edge than he’s ever been,” says BBCA of the new special that sees Luther tracking a cannibalistic serial killer.
Luther returns to BBC America for one night on Thursday, December 17 at 9pm ET/PT. You’re going to want to tune in to see John Luther back in action. You can watch the trailer below:
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.
Earlier this week, Fox announced plans to create an American remake of BBC’s “Luther.” However, to tie things up before the remake begins, BBC America announced today that Idris Elba and the original “Luther” would be returning for a miniseries in 2015.
Elba is already signed on to return as DCI John Luther, the obsessive, possessed, and almost always dangerous police detective.
Series creator Neil Cross said,
“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 where he belongs. Back to the BBC. Back to London. And back to work.”
“Luther” the miniseries fourth season will return in two episodes sometime in 2015.
FOX is obviously aiming to ruin everything you have ever loved. As they continue the tradition of remaking incredibly popular television shows, they have reportedly added BBC’s “Luther” to the roster.
“Luther” is a psychological crime drama television series starring Idris Elba as the title character, Detective Chief Inspector John Luther, who works in London. The titular main character is described as obsessive, possessed, and sometimes dangerous in the violence of his fixations.
The show ran for three seasons on BBC but there was talk to continue the story via film.
The original series was developed by Neil Cross. According to Variety, Fox has given order to a “hefty put-pilot commitment” to the remake where Cross will reportedly pen the pilot script and executive produce. Elba is currently attached to work as executive producer.
Elba is not expected to reprise his role as Luther. There are no details on who Fox is eyeing to star.
Fox recently adapted “Broadchurch” into “Gracepoint” which has received less than stellar reviews as well their attempt at “Gotham” that currently stands at arguably only okay. Their plan to remake “Luther” is labeled at “why?”