Just a day after news surfaced that Fox had ordered a pilot for US remake of the British crime series "Luther", BBC America announced that the drama will return for two new installments in 2015.
Creator Neil Cross and "The Wire" actor Idris Elba, both will be producing "Luther" -- each episode of which will be 60-minutes long.
The episodes are expected to be filmed in the United Kingdom in March and will be aired later in the year, Vulture reports. Considering that the first season consisted of six episodes and the second and the third four each, just two episodes in the next seems very less and is expected to keep fans hungry for more.
Writer Neil Cross says: "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 to where he belongs. Back to the BBC. Back to London. And back to work."
Elba plays the role of troubled police officer DCI John Luther, a murder detective who often finds himself in difficult situations due to the dangerous violence of his passions from which even his brilliant mind fails to save him.
"Luther" is from 20th Century Fox TV, studio-based Chernin Entertainment and BBC Worldwide Prods. There are more executive producers -- Chernin company's Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope and BBC Worldwide Prods' Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner – Deadline reports. Elizabeth Kilgarriff will be overseeing for BBC Drama.
After the original "Luther" series aired in the United States on BBC America, it earned eight Emmy nominations for best miniseries, best actor (Elba), and best writing/directing.
Even though we know Elba will definitely be there, there is no certainty as to Ruth Wilson will return as Alice Morgan. Wilson is currently starring on Showtime's "The Affair".