Fox has just placed an order for a ‘cast-contingent’ pilot of ‘Luther', a series based on the popular BBC drama starring Idris Elba. But the minds behind the potential series now have the unenviable task of finding someone to fill the shoes of British star Elba, who will be sticking around to executive produce the American project.

Idris Elba as LutherIdris Elba as 'Luther'

‘Luther’ follows the near-genius homicide detective John Luther, who posses a brilliant mind, which often isn't enough to save him from the dangerous violence of his passions. Neil Cross, who wrote and executive produced the original BBC series, will also pen the US remake.

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Also given the green light for a pilot by Fox is ‘Frankenstein’, a one hour drama from ‘Crisis’ creator Rand Ravich. The series will follow Ray Pritchard, a morally corrupt ex cop who’s brought back from the dead and given a second chance at a more purposeful life and will be produced by Twentieth Century Fox TV.

Twentieth Century Fox TV will also produce ‘Rosewood’ a drama centring on a highly skilled private pathologist in Miami. The drama will be penned by ‘Revenge’s’ Wyck Godfrey working alongside Marty Bowen of Temple Hill Entertainment.

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The network had also previously announced a pilot order for 'Minority Report', based on Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film. While comedy ‘Scream Queens’ starring Lea Michele, Joe Manganiello, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer and recurring star Ariana Grande has been given a straight to season order.