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Idris Elba Drama 'Luther' to Air on BBC America

by Rich Keller, posted Jun 10th 2010 8:00AM
Idris ElbaThings are looking good for former 'Wire' co-star Idris Elba: In addition to being cast in a four-episode run on the new Showtime series 'The Big C,' it was announced this week that his BBC series 'Luther' is headed to America -- BBC America, that is.

Written by 'MI-5' scribe Neil Cross and co-produced by Elba himself, the show will revolve around Idris' John Luther, an emotionally impulsive homicide detective who considers his job to be more of his destiny than simply a profession. He's so dedicated that he's abandoned his wife and gained a confidante named Alice, who happens to be a multiple-murderess and Luther's arch-enemy.

According to writer Cross, 'Luther' is an "intense psychological thriller which examines not only human depravity but the complex nature of love... and how it's often this -- our finest attribute -- that leads us into darkness."

Joining Elba on the show is a cast of known British actors and actresses. Including 'The Prisoner's' Ruth Wilson as the murdering Alice Morgan, 'Rome's' Indira Varma as Luther's estranged wife Zoe Luther, and 'Grownups' Warren Brown as Luther's new partner.

The six-episode run of 'Luther' will premiere on BBC America later this year.

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Idris Elba is so sexy omgness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 20 2010 at 2:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If only Elba wasn't so damn full of himself. He was great on The Wire but after seeing and reading so many interviews the guy is way around the bend on the importance of what he does for a living.

June 10 2010 at 8:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rex from Ars

Yeah... it's a really good show, absolutely worth watching. Of course, BBCA will probably cut 15 minutes off each episode instead of making each episode 75 minutes with show + commercials... which is why I get my Brit TV off the Internet and not BBCA.

June 10 2010 at 1:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Rex from Ars's comment

Well said.

June 10 2010 at 2:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The show's just finished in the UK. Very good and very dark - genuinely disturbing in some episodes. I'll look forward to the second series.

June 10 2010 at 11:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This show was pretty cool,I hope there's going to be a second season.

June 10 2010 at 10:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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