[08/26/11 - 07:28 AM]
Emmy Nominee Idris Elba Stars in Sequel to BBC America's "Luther"
The four-part sequel premieres Wednesday, September 28 at 10:00/9:00c as part of the network's "Dramaville" lineup.

[via press release from BBC America]


Elba returns as homicide detective John Luther this September on weekly slot Dramaville

This September, Emmy nominee Idris Elba makes a welcome return to BBC AMERICA to reprise his role in the critically acclaimed crime drama Luther. Elba stars as Detective Chief Inspector John Luther, the super-intuitive detective struggling to cope with his own demons. The sequel features two new distinctive thrilling crime stories, from creator and acclaimed suspense novelist Neil Cross, which premiere in four parts, across four weeks. Luther follows the critically acclaimed espionage series, The Hour, continuing BBC AMERICA's weekly British drama slot Dramaville, hosted by Elba. Luther premieres Wednesday, September 28, 10:00pm ET on Dramaville.

Following the brutal murder of his wife, John Luther is devastated, but still standing. With his old unit gone, he returns to policing at the newly created Serious and Serial Unit, headed by former police complaints officer Martin Schenk (Dermot Crowley, Babel, Bleak House). He quickly gathers together his team, rescuing his old partner Detective Justin Ripley (Warren Brown, Occupation, Shameless) from uniform. It's not long before they're dealing with their first case. A masked man wanders the streets of London, carrying out ritualistic murders in historic locations, working his way up to one final masterpiece. At the same time Luther's trying to rescue Jenny, an old acquaintance's daughter from the seedy world of prostitution. But his mission to give Jenny a new start in life comes with a high price and he's caught between breaking the rules and the mobsters that rule the world of prostitution in London.

Creator Neil Cross says: "In the Luther sequel, [we've got] bigger stories on a wider canvas. We've got some familiar faces and some new faces. We've got twists and turns. We've got bloodcurdling events on the streets of London. We've got fear and mayhem on a city-wide scale. We've got killers who'll make you want to check the doors and windows are locked before you go to bed at night. And at the heart of it all, we've got DCI John Luther - a man in ruins, but with a heart the size of the moon. Bloodied and battered, but somehow still standing. And still doing what he can."

Idris Elba has garnered both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for his role as John Luther and was also honored at the 42nd NAACP Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special. The sequel sees the return of Ruth Wilson (Small Island, The Prisoner) as Alice Morgan and Paul McGann (Withnail and I, True Dare Kiss) as Mark North. They are joined by Kierston Wareing (The Shadow Line, Fish Tank) as new character Caroline Jones.

BBC AMERICA's new weekly British drama slot, Dramaville hosted by Idris Elba airs Wednesdays at 10:00pm ET. Following Luther, Dramaville premieres the new crime thriller, Whitechapel, on October 26 and presents an encore broadcast of the award-winning conspiracy drama, State of Play, on December 7.

BBC AMERICA delivers U.S. audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including ground-breaking non-scripted television like Top Gear and top-rated science-fiction like Doctor Who. Owned by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including an Emmy, four Golden Globes and ten Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable's most affluent and educated audiences and is available on digital cable and satellite TV in more than 68 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online, www.bbcamerica.com is the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist.


John Luther Idris Elba (Thor, The Wire, Takers)

Alice Morgan Ruth Wilson (Small Island, The Prisoner)

Martin Schenk Dermot Crowley (Babel, Bleak House)

Justin Ripley Warren Brown (Occupation, Shameless)

Erin Gray Nikki Amuka-Bird (Survivors, Small Island)

Mark North Paul McGann (Withnail and I, True Dare Kiss)

Baba Pam Ferris (Harry Potter, Matilda)

Caroline Jones Kierston Wareing (The Shadow Line, Fish Tank)

Creator and Writer Neil Cross (MI-5, The Fixer)

Associate Producer Idris Elba

Executive Producer Phillippa Giles (Emma, Jane Eyre)

Luther is a BBC and BBC AMERICA co-production distributed by BBC Worldwide.

  [august 2011]  


[10/20/16 - 12:27 PM]
BBC America Debuts New Original Co-Production "Undercover" with Two-Night Premiere Event in November
Look for said event on Wednesday, November 16 and Thursday, November 17 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/20/16 - 11:47 AM]
TLC's "Little People, Big World" Returns with the Roloffs Facing a Whole New Reality
Season 12 rolls out Tuesday, November 22 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[10/20/16 - 11:45 AM]
GSN Adds "Wheel of Fortune" to Daytime Schedule Beginning Monday, October 24
In addition, GSN Games has launched Wheel of Fortune(R) Slots: The Ultimate Collection, a new mobile app bringing together a variety of stunning Wheel of Fortune-themed slots games and authentic elements from the TV show.

[10/20/16 - 11:14 AM]
A&E Network to Premiere New Season of Hit Series "Wahlburgers" November 16
Look for back-to-back episodes on Wednesday nights beginning at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/16 - 11:04 AM]
Bravo Media's "Top Chef" Announces 8 Returning Chefs Vying for Redemption on the New Season Premiering Thursday, Dec. 1 at 10PM ET/PT
It's the ultimate challenge of old blood versus new, on the Emmy and James Beard Award winning series, as the chefs head to Charleston to battle it out alongside eight talented "Top Chef" newcomers.

[10/20/16 - 09:31 AM]
CBS Orders "Salvation," A New Event Series for Broadcast in Summer 2017
A suspense thriller, the series centers on an MIT grad student and a tech superstar who bring a low-level Pentagon official a staggering discovery - that an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth.

[10/20/16 - 09:07 AM]
Rise and 'Shine... Discovery's "Moonshiners" Returns Tuesday, November 15 at 9PM ET/PT
This season these master whiskey makers are putting everything on the line to evolve their craft and take their handmade liquor to the next level.

[10/20/16 - 08:48 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front Among Adults 18-49
The Alphabet leads the night with its coverage of The Third Presidential Debate.

[10/20/16 - 08:33 AM]
Award-Winning Comedian Ricky Gervais Brings Brent Back! David Brent: Life on the Road Premieres on Netflix February 10, 2017
Directed, written and produced by award-winning, comedic genius Gervais, David Brent: Life on the Road sees a documentary crew catching up with the idiosyncratic David Brent from the BBC2's mockumentary "The Office."

[10/20/16 - 07:48 AM]
"Outrageous Acts of Science" Returns to Science Channel for an All New Season October 26 at 9PM
The all-new episodes show mind-blowing displays of science in action while counting down the week's Top 20 videos.

[10/20/16 - 07:35 AM]
OneRepublic to Rock Rotterdam at the 2016 MTV EMAs
The multi-platinum pop-rock quintet will join host Bebe Rehxa and previously-announced performers Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, DNCE, Lukas Graham and Zara Larsson on stage.

[10/20/16 - 07:14 AM]
"RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" Season 2 Slays Records as the Most Viewed Season of a Logo Original Series to Date
Plus: look for a reunion special on October 27 and "Season 6 RuVealed" on November 3.

[10/20/16 - 07:05 AM]
Video: Netflix's "The Crown" Personal Relationships Trailer Reveals the Impact of Being Queen
"The Crown" launches exclusively on Netflix on Friday, November 4, everywhere that Netflix is available.

[10/20/16 - 06:18 AM]
SundanceTV to Feature Iconic TV Classics in New Daytime Programming Block
Said lineup will feature "M*A*S*H," "All In The Family," "The Bob Newhart Show," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," and "The Andy Griffith Show."

[10/20/16 - 05:31 AM]
Netflix Announces Acclaimed Film Barry Will Be Available on December 16
Filmmaker Vikram Gandhi, a Columbia University alumni, was inspired to tell the story of Barack Obama's time at the university to write the story and direct this narrative feature.