Cabler co-producing Idris Elba project
BBC America is co-producing the BBC miniseries sequel of Idris Elba starrer “Luther,” with plans to air it in the fall.
Shooting just wrapped in the U.K., and post-production is in process. “Luther” aired in a six-episode run last fall on BBC America; the actual format for the upcoming version on BBC America is still being determined. BBC Worldwide is distributing. Mini will premiere in Blighty either before the BBC America airing or at the same time.
Elba, who co-starred with Ruth Wilson, was nominated for a Golden Globe and won movie/miniseries actor honors at the NAACP Awards on Friday.
“It’s great to be involved once again with such a critically acclaimed series and to have Idris back on BBC America in this iconic role,” BBC Worldwide America general manager of channels Perry Simon said. “He fully deserves the prestigious awards and accolades he’s received for playing this dark and deeply disturbed character. With an even more intense storyline awaiting him, Idris will take ‘Luther’ to a whole new level.”
Neil Cross writes “Luther,” with Philippa Giles exec producing.
BBC America also announced that “Doctor Who” will return with a two-part series beginning April 23.