International TV hits keep on coming to Ovation TV. The network’s latest acquisition is Luther, the award-winning British crime drama starring Idris Elba.
Nineteen new shows and seasons premiere nationally in the US in June, along with nine that debut on public TV stations in local markets across the country.
The BBC announced quite a list of titles that will be airing on its channels in 2019. The question is: Which ones will be shown on this side of the pond?
It’s T minus 13.25 hours until Idris Elba returns to US telly as the iconic Detective Chief Inspector John Luther in the highly-anticipated two-part Luther special event drama.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, as holiday specials, dramas, a mockumentary and rockumentary, a music-filled movie, and a proper musical, premiere on US channels and streaming services this month.
The countdown has begun. Idris Elba will soon be back on US telly in his iconic role of Detective Chief Inspector John Luther in the Luther event special on BBC America.
Now that British TV screening stateside in 2015 has been kicked off in high style with PBS’ second-highest-rated Downton debut, it’s time to look at what’s coming, cable-wise.
American remakes of hit British TV shows happen regularly, despite the fact that the ratings successes, such as The Office and House of Cards, are highly outnumbered by the ratings failures. But they continue, and six more are on the way.
BBC America has announced that Luther will return to telly in 2015, just a week after Fox revealed it had commissioned a remake of the hit crime miniseries. (Not that there’s anything wrong with remakes, but “ain’t nothing like the
Idris Elba has been saying for a while that he’d like Luther to be on the big screen, so could it be that, post Series 3, we’ll be heading to the cinema to see more of this fan-favorite detective?