BBC America announced earlier this week, after the Golden Globe Best Actor Win by Idris Elba, that the network will co-produce the next installment (aka series 3 as it is called in the U.K.) for the critically-acclaimed series Luther with plans to air the four-part mini-series sometime in 2012 as part of their “Dramaville” programming.
As most viewers know, Elba stars as Detective Chief Investigator John Luther, the near-genius detective struggling to cope with his own demons. In the next installment the police team is back including Detective Sergeant Justin Ripley (Warren Brown), DSU Martin Schenk (Dermot Crowley) Detective Sergeant Erin Gray (Nikki Amuka-Bird) and Benny Silver (Michael Smiley). Details on the storyline for series 3 are, of course under wraps.
Besides his recent Golden Globe win, Elba received an Emmy nomination for his role as John Luther and was also honored at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special. He is nominated again this year for an NAACP Image Award along with ‘Luther’, which is nominated for Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special. ‘Luther’ won the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Television Episode Teleplay and was nominated for a 2011 NAMIC Award for Best Drama.
‘Luther’ is written by Neil Cross (MI-5), directed by Sam Miller (MI-5) and produced by Katie Swinden (MI-5). Phillippa Giles (Emma and Jane Eyre) is Executive Producer. ‘Luther’ is a BBC and BBC America co-production distributed by BBC Worldwide.
The first two installments of the ‘Luther’ mini-series are available now from the BBC on DVD and on several media platforms to purchase and download.