Fox are set to remake the hit BBC series Luther.

Idris Elba starred in Luther.

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Although the adaptation will be set in the United States, Fox are keen to keep on some of the original talent, as Deadline reports. Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom) starred as the eponymous hero in the BBC original and he will be involved in the new series in the role of executive producer. The creator and writer of all three seasons on Luther, Neil Cross, will also work on the adaptation as the writer and executive producer. Cross has already made the leap to US television as he co-created and co-wrote NBC's Crossbones, starring John Malkovich

The show centres on John Luther (Elba), a Detective Chief Inspector in the London Metropolitan Police, who has a less than conventional approach to solving violent crime. With his marriage on the rocks and numerous investigations into his actions in the line of duty ongoing, Luther is forced to face murderers, kidnappers and prostitutes whilst striking up an unlikely friendship with a ruthless but incredibly intelligent murderer (played by Ruth Wilson). 

Luther ran for three seasons with a total of 14 episodes. Although Cross made the decision to finish the series after three seasons (the last season aired on the BBC in July 2013), there may be the possibility to adapt Luther for the screen. Cross and Elba have discussed the possibility of a Luther film in interviews since the series ended. As the Metro reports, Cross stated "I think there will be a Luther movie - that's the plan." At the same time, in August 2013, Elba also expressed his enthusiasm stating "My personal ambition is to see this turn into a film. But I'm very loyal to the audience."

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Elba as Luther.