Fox has given a cast-contingent pilot order to “Luther,” based on the BBC drama. The network has also picked up two drama pilots and one comedy pilot for the 2015-16 season.
“Luther,” a one-hour drama following John Luther, a near-genius homicide detective, comes from the team that created the BBC hit, which starred Idris Elba. Neil Cross, Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner and Elba will exec produce, and Cross will write the pilot. Twentieth Century Fox TV, Chernin Entertainment and BBC Worldwide Productions will produce.
Fox has also picked up “48 Hours ‘Til Monday,” a single-camera comedy from Universal TV. Charlie Grandy (“The Daily Show”) will write the pilot and also serve as exec producer with Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan, who worked together on “Manhattan Love Story” and “Do No Harm.” The series is described as a husband’s “desperate struggle to not let every weekend go completely to hell.”
“Frankenstein” and “Rosewood,” both one-hour dramas from Twentieth Century Fox TV, have also been given pilot orders.
“Frankenstein,” from exec producers Howard Gordon (“Homeland,” “24”) and Rand Ravich (“Crisis”), follows Ray Pritchard, a morally corrupt ex cop who’s brought back from the dead and given a second chance at a more purposeful life. Ravich will pen the pilot.
“Rosewood” centers around Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr., a highly skilled private pathologist in Miami who owns a top-tier, sophisticated lab. Despite working with dead bodies, Dr. Rosewood is eternally optimistic, which causes him to butt heads with a cynical female detective he often works with. The investigative drama comes from “Revenge’s” Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen of Temple Hill Entertainment.
Previously announced, Fox greenlit the pilot for “Minority Report,” based on Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film. The net also announced casting for Ryan Murphy’s straight-to-series horror-comedy anthology “Scream Queens,” which will star Lea Michele, Joe Manganiello, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer and recurring star Ariana Grande.