BBC AMERICA’s Award-Winning Original Mini-Series Luther Returns in 2015

Golden Globe®-winner Idris Elba stars in the two-part event from award-winning creator Neil Cross

New York – Wednesday, November 19, 2014 – Golden Globe®-winning and Emmy-nominated Idris Elba makes a welcome return to BBC AMERICA in 2015 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 mini-series is written and created by award-winning and Emmy-nominated writer Neil Cross. Luther is made by BBC Drama Production, co-produced with BBC AMERICA.

When asked about the much anticipated return of the hugely popular show, Cross said: “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 and will premiere later next year on BBC AMERICA.

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

Luther is part of BBC AMERICA’s ground-breaking drama slate including Orphan Black, Broadchurch, The Game, The Musketeers, Ripper Street and upcoming titles Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Tatau, London Spy and The Last Kingdom.

BBC AMERICA delivers U.S. audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including ground-breaking non-scripted television like Top Gear and top-rated science-fiction like Doctor Who. A joint venture between BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, and AMC Networks, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including four Emmy® Awards, five Golden Globes® and 12 Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable’s most affluent and educated audiences and is available on cable and satellite TV in 80 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online, www.BBCAmerica.com is the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist. Find out more by visiting www.Press.BBCAmerica.com/ or follow us on www.twitter.com/BBCAMERICA.

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