BBC America To Air 'Luther' Special

Detective John Luther will return to BBC America in a two-part special series in 2015, the network said Wednesday.

BBC America in March will begin filming the Golden Globe-winning series Luther special, starring Idris Elba as the conflicted murder detective, with a premiere later next year on the network. Emmy-nominated writer Neil Cross will write the special, said BBC America officials..

Luther ran on BBC America for three seasons, with the last original episode airing in July 2013.

"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,” said Cross. “We're putting the band back together;Luther is coming back where he belongs."

Published reports earlier this week said Fox was working on developing a U.S. remake of the series, which would be produced by Elba and Cross.

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