Elba was nominated for an Emmy last fall and won the Golden Globe in January for lead actor in a miniseries.
” ‘Luther’ has been integral in establishing our new Dramaville franchise,” said BBC Worldwide America g.m. of channels Perry Simon.
Neil Cross writes and Sam Miller directs, with Phillippa Giles exec producing.
Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Benny Silver co-star. Ruth Wilson, who was a lead in the first season of “Luther” but appeared minimally in season two, is not in the principal cast for season three.