The actor is set to reprise his role as detective John Luther, a man whose "brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions," in a new Luther miniseries, the BBC announced Wednesday.
Neil Cross, who created the Emmy-nominated drama, will return to write the two-hour event, which is slated to air in 2015 in both the U.K. and the U.S.
"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," Cross said. "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."
A critical darling, Luther premiered on BBC One in 2010 and ran for three seasons and 14 episodes. In 2011, Elba won a Golden Globe for his performance — beating his former Wire castmate Dominic West, who was nominated for The Hour and who's currently starring opposite Luther's own Ruth Wilson on Showtime's The Affair. Wilson portrayed sociopath Alice Morgan on Luther's first three seasons, which are currently available to stream via Netflix. It's unclear whether she will return for the miniseries.
News of the BBC's Luther miniseries comes just one day after Fox announced plans to adapt the hit show for American TV. Both Elba and Cross are on board to produce the remake.
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