On the heels of Tuesday's news that Fox is developing a U.S. version of Luther, BBC America has announced that Idris Elba will reprise his role as the detective in a two-part miniseries to air next year.
“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," creator Neil Cross said in a statement. "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.”
Debuting in 2010 on BBC One, the psychological drama stars Elba as Detective Chief Inspector John Luther, whose obsessive dedication to his work leads him to be consumed by the darkness of the crimes he investigates. Luther concluded its third season in July 2013, with Cross revealing soon afterward that he'd written a movie prequel. Whether that script forms some part of the miniseries remains to be seen.
Cross is also writing the American remake of Luther, with he and Elba executive producing.
A co-production of BBC Drama Production and BBC America, the miniseries is set begin filming in March in and around London.