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Fox Orders Four New Pilots, Including ‘Luther’ Remake

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Fox Orders Four New Pilots, Including ‘Luther’ Remake

Fox has given the go-ahead for four new pilots — three dramas and one comedy — including a cast-contingent Luther remake, Rosewood, Frankenstein and 48 Hours ‘Til Monday, TheWrap reports.

Like the original BBC series, Luther follows murder detective John Luther who, although brilliant, struggles with his violent passions. Idris Elba, who plays the titular character on the British drama, is signed on as an executive producer. BBC series creator Neil Cross will also executive produce and write the U.S. version.

Frankenstein will feature Ray Pritchard, a morally corrupt retired cop who comes back from the dead younger and stronger and must choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose. The series will be steered by executive producer and writer Rand Ravich (Life) and Howard Gordon (24, Homeland).

Intended as a procedural, Rosewood follows Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr., the top private pathologist in Miami. Paired with a cynical female detective, Rosewood’s constant optimism will cause tension between the unlikely duo, though his state-of-the-art lab and unorthodox approach provide results about which neither can argue. Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen from Temple Hill Entertainment are attached to the project.

48 Hours ‘Til Monday, written by The Mindy Project‘s Charlie Grandy, is the only new comedy pilot ordered by Fox. It will follow one husband’s quest to not let his weekends go completely to hell. 48 Hours ‘Til Monday joins Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens, which has a full-season order, on the comedy side.

Fox has previously ordered pilots for a Minority Report remake and Runner, about Turkish format drug running and recently renewed Gotham and Empire.

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