Idris Elba’s tormented detective Luther is getting a Korean makeover after broadcaster MBC ordered a local remake.
The remake is one of three Korean scripted format deals struck with BBC Worldwide, which has been ramping up local remake agreements for its dramas. Mistresses, which was remade by ABC with Alyssa Milano in the U.S., and Life on Mars, which got a short-lived U.S. remake with ABC starring Harvey Keitel, are also being remade in the Asian country.
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Luther Season 5 premieres later this year on BBC One and BBC America. The original Mistresses and Life On Mars remain in the TV afterlife.