Idris Elba Producing American Remake of Luther

Idris Elba

Idris Elba Producing American Remake of Luther

The hit British series is coming stateside.

Published November 19, 2014

Luther will soon adopt an American accent. The hit British series, starring Idris Elba, will be remade for American television. While a new actor will don Luther's signature trench coat for the series, Elba will executive produce the incarnation.

Luther, about a detective dedicated to solving crimes but finds his commitment to work both a blessing and a curse, earned three outstanding lead actor in a miniseries Emmy Awards for Elba. The series ran for three seasons on the BBC and was one of the highest-rated shows on the network.

It's not clear when the American remake will hit the air, but fans will be eagerly waiting to see who will fill Elba's shoes.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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