“We’re putting the band back together”

The BBC has announced the return of Luther in a 2×60’ special for BBC One:

Award winning and Emmy-nominated Idris Elba makes a welcome return to BBC One to reprise his role of DCI John Luther, the murder detective whose brilliant mind can’t always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

The highly acclaimed London set crime series is written and created by award winning and Emmy-nominated writer Neil Cross. When asked about the much anticipated return of the hugely popular show, Cross says: “Ever since we said goodbye to John Luther on Southwark Bridge, there’s hardly been a minute when I didn’t wonder what happened next. So I decided to find out. We’re putting the band back together; Luther is coming back where he belongs. Back to the BBC. Back to London. And back to work.”

Luther will return as a 2 x 60 event special and will film in and around London in March for transmission later next year on BBC One.

Executive Producer is Elizabeth Kilgarriff for BBC Drama Production, England.

The BBC’s news (19 November 2014) follows the announcement that Fox television is developing an American remake of Luther with Neil.

Deadline Hollywood reported:

One of the most acclaimed British series of the last decade, BBC crime drama Luther, is getting a U.S. remake. Fox has given a rich put pilot commitment with a seven-figure penalty to the adaptation, which will be written/executive produced by the original series’ creator Neil Cross. The British series’ star, Idris Elba, is on board as executive producer.