More ‘Luther’ in production in U.K., but BBC America decision awaits

The season-one finale of “Luther” airs Sunday on BBC America, and though the Idris Elba/Ruth Wilson combo is back in production for more in the U.K., a spokesperson for BBC America said that it will be a month or two before the cabler decides whether more “Luther” will be aired Stateside.

The first three episodes of the six-episode first season (a thriller in my eyes) averaged 230,000 viewers (live + 7) for BBC America, which might not sound encouraging at first, but represents a 42% increase relative to BBC America’s primetime average. By comparison, “Luther” drew 6.35 million viewers for its May 4 premiere on the U.K.’s BBC1, before settling into the 4 million range.

The next batch of “Luther,” a BBC and BBC America co-production distributed by BBC Worldwide, has actually been commissioned as two two-hour movies for the U.K. Neil Cross created the series and has written every episode.

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  1. TV_Fan says:

    Not sure how to go about seeking a 2nd season and I normally do not try to seek out how to. I just watched on Netflix and “Wow!” this show is amazing. Complicated characters intriguing story lines…one of the best shows I have seen in a long time. Would love to see more,… so please continue!!

  2. Nan says:

    LUTHER — certainly one of the best shows on TV, and I do love LAW & ORDER: UK, but LUTHER is something to really look forward to seeing, and that just does not happen any more. All characters are completely fleshed out and interesting. The acting is superb. Please, please do not keep us in the dark here. I’ve watched first season twice. There is nothing — absolutely nothing — on nightly commercial TV. OK, THE OFFICE is good. But that’s about it. And there is also very little to capture my interest on any of the premium channels. Please do not deprive us of LUTHER, Season Two. It’s great TV.

  3. Cindy says:

    Please,please,please make a season 2 of this wonderful show!!! I just spent the whole day watching last season On Demand.
    There has to be more of this show…it is great!!!!

  4. Carol says:

    Luther: I ordered season 1 dvd/USA and am ready for season 2, please please please make it available soon on dvd. As soon as it is available I will be ordering it. Love the series.

  5. Michelle says:

    This is the best television series I’ve ever seen! Brilliant writting, character depth and superb casting have left me wanting more and more and more! I hope BBCA continues this program it is a complete masterpiece. Idris Elba is phenomenal and his potrayal is iconic. BBCA you have to continue this.

  6. John Cumberbatch says:

    Watching tv series and movies is my hobby, I just love stories. I can assure you that I’ve never seen such wonderful character development in a series as with Luther. This is a great series, and it would be a great lost to tv if there wasn’t a second season, one more thing, don’t ruin the series by converting it an American version, were already have Dexter. Thanks

  7. Cindy D says:

    BRING BACK LUTHER! Best program on television!!

  8. knicolemusiclover says:

    I had never heard of the series until the Golden Globe Nominations came out. I have a secret crush on Mr. Elba. I purchased the first season on Itunes and watched it all in one night. It makes for some great tv. I hope they do in deed bring it back. He deserved the recognition. That man is soo sexy and talented. his Swagger is ridiculous.

  9. Herb says:

    Wow, I just watched all six episodes online. It’s a great show. I’m hoping BBCA will bring it back. There are not enough good shows on. Take off the reality tv crap and put more shows on like Luther.

  10. Liza says:

    My husband and I enjoyed it as well. In fact bought on ITunes so we could see the whole thing. Would definately watch any more that you make. Loved Wire in the Blood and did not know anything about it until cancelled so would like to prevent another great show from being cancelled.

  11. karla says:

    you have got to be kidding me….. they need to bring it to the bbc america… man that show had my husband and i on the edge of our seats…. the bbc always comes up with great programs…. bbc american cant leave us across the pond hanging.. i wish they hadnt have killed the wife off.. but still man what a show… what a show..i cant wait till the next season

  12. Malcolm says:

    Absolutely brilliant, well developed and complex, by far one of the best crime dramas this year and hopefully more to come.

  13. Sharon A Brown-Fairley says:

    I too Loved each and every one of the shows of Luther and join in asking that BBC America pick it up and air it stateside. For my liking you can take away the Musical stuff. Not worth watching. But BBC has a number of show that should be aired stateside. Luther, Skins, Mistresses, etc. The Andrew Lloyd Webber stuff is rubbish and I for one could give it a miss. I prefer Luther and the others. In fact, please air stateside some of your real shows. Sick to death of Doctor Who as well.

  14. Marj Pennington says:

    Please continue with “Luther” BBC America! Best mystery series since Wire in the Blood!!

  15. Peggy says:

    Loved the “Luther” series. Please bring back. Every episode left me anticipating more. Love it!

  16. Anne says:

    Loved loved loved this show! Please, BBC America, bring it back. I so miss the wonderful British crime shows of which Law and Order UK is the only one now, and Luther was so much better.

  17. bobbie says:

    This is one of the best series I’ve ever seen! I loved every charachter, and desperatly want to see a season 2

  18. Ernie says:

    Loved every episode of Luther and beg BBC America to bring us Season 2! Don’t leave us hanging!

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