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More award nominations for Luther special

Posted on December 15, 2015 by neil

The new Luther special has picked up more American award nominations ahead of its broadcast this week. The show goes out on BBC One in the UK on Tuesday evening (December 15) and in the States on on BBC America on December 17. The Critics Choice Award nominations were announced today and included three for […]

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Golden Globe, SAG and NAACP award noms for Idris, Luther

Posted on December 11, 2015 by neil

Huge congratulations to Idris Elba, who has received a fistful of award nominations this week, and to the Luther team, who also received a nod. Idris picked up two Golden Globe Award nominations announced today. He has been nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for […]

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Neil to write Escape from New York movie remake

Posted on December 8, 2015 by neil

From the Hollywood Reporter: Fox is hoping to relaunch ‘Escape’ the same way it rebooted its hit ‘Planet of the Apes’ franchise. Neil Cross, the acclaimed creator of the BBC crime series Luther, has been tapped to pen Escape from New York, 20th Century Fox’s remake of the 1980s cult classic. Read the full story […]

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BBC One announces new show, Hard Sun

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A pre-apocalyptic crime drama set in contemporary London for BBC One 3 December 2015: The 6 x 60-minute episode series, written by Neil and produced by Euston Films, was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, and Polly Hill, Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning. From the BBC press centre: Detectives Elaine Renko and Robert […]

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Trailer launched for Luther 2015 special; broadcast in December

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The broadcast dates for the new Luther special have been confirmed for both the UK and US in December. The first hour of the two-part special will air in the UK on BBC One on December 15, and on BBC America on December 17 in the States. Watch the BBC One trailer here: Visit the […]

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Six more of Neil’s books are now available in the US

Posted on January 29, 2015 by neil

Open Road Media has just published six of Neil’s books in the United States for the first time. Heartland, Captured, Natural History, Always the Sun, Holloway Falls, and his first novel, Mr. In-Between, are now available in print and ebook editions. Luther: The Calling and Burial are already published in America. From Open Road Media: […]

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‘We’re putting the band back together': Luther returns

Posted on November 20, 2014 by neil

The BBC today announced the return of Luther with a 2 x 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. […]

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Luther to be remade for Fox TV in the US

Posted on November 19, 2014 by neil

From Deadline Hollywood: ‘Luther’ Gets Fox Remake With Neil Cross Writing & Idris Elba Producing 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 […]

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Neil teams with Downton producers for NZ crime drama

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Neil and New Zealand company Libertine Pictures have teamed up with Downton Abbey producers for a major crime series for the BBC From Libertine Pictures: Libertine Pictures and writer Neil Cross have teamed up with leading international TV producer Carnival Films to develop a major new crime series set in Rotorua. Libertine will develop the […]

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Three Emmy nominations for Luther in 2014

Posted on July 11, 2014 by neil

Luther has been nominated for three awards in this year’s Primetime Emmys: Outstanding miniseries, for Luther Outstanding writing for a miniseries, for Neil Lead actor in a miniseries, for Idris Elba The awards will be announced on August 25. For a full list of nominees, visit Variety online.

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