I guess it pays to be a winner. Because now that Idris Elba has been awarded the Golden Globe for his performance in BBC’s Luther, everybody’s on board to help get the next installment of the popular drama back on screens.
BBC America issued this press release a few days ago:
New York – Thursday, January 26, 2012 –Following Idris Elba’s best actor win at the 2012 Golden Globes®, BBC AMERICA has today confirmed it is to co-produce the next installment of the critically-acclaimed drama, Luther, starring Idris Elba. The four-part mini-series will premiere in 2012 as part of BBC AMERICA’s Dramaville.
Perry Simon, General Manager, Channels, BBC Worldwide America says: “We’re delighted that Idris’ performance in Luther has been recognized this year with a Golden Globe® Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Primetime Emmy® Award nomination. His iconic role as John Luther has quickly become one of the most powerful detective characters television audiences have ever seen. Luther has been integral in establishing our new Dramaville franchise, the home for groundbreaking British drama. We’re excited to work once again with the incredibly talented writer Neil Cross and executive producer Phillippa Giles on this new ambitious four-part mini-series.”
I’m really looking forward to the show’s return, as I’m sure many readers are, too. My only hope is that they continue to allow the character played by Nikki Amuka-Bird (DS Erin Gray) to remain as involved in the show’s plot as we saw with the previous series of Luther.