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Sunday, August 8, 2010

F3PR: Luther recommissioned for BBC One

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Jay Hunt, Controller of BBC One, confirmed at the Edinburgh Television Festival today that one of the nation's most talked about dramas – Luther – has been recommissioned.

Jay Hunt says: "Luther was the most memorable new detective on the block. I am delighted it will be returning to BBC One."

Luther makes a welcome return in two two-hour specials with Idris Elba reprising his role of Luther, the near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

Idris Elba says: "I'm really excited to be coming home to play Luther again. He's got so many more stories to tell... assuming he manages to live long enough. I've cleared my diary and will be back later in the year."

Creator and writer Neil Cross says: "In series one, we saw DCI John Luther take quite a beating – both physically and emotionally. In these specials, he's not only still standing – he's back for more. Luther's world is as fast-moving and dangerous as ever... and the challenges he faces are even more intense.

Luther was commissioned by Ben Stephenson, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning, and Jay Hunt, Controller, BBC One, and will transmit in 2011.

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