Neil Cross, Idris Elba Developing ‘Luther’ Adaptation for Fox

One-hour drama will be based on BBC series starring Elba

Last Updated: November 18, 2014 @ 9:51 AM

Fox is taking a crack at another adaptation of a British series.

After launching the “Broadchurch” adaptation “Gracepoint” this fall, the network is developing its own take on the BBC series “Luther.”

The adaptation, which has received a put pilot commitment, will be written and executive produced by Neil Cross, who created the BBC series and executive produced and wrote NBC’s pirate drama “Crossbones.”

The one-hour drama will also be executive produced by Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner and “Luther” star Idris Elba.

The BBC crime drama starred Elba as John Luther, a detective chief inspector who becomes consumed by the dark crimes he’s investigating.

The adaptation is being produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Chernin Entertainment and BBC Worldwide Productions.