Friday, January 28, 2011
Great news: Neil Cross's acclaimed TV series LUTHER is coming to New Zealand TV screens
Last week I shared the news that Wellington-based novelist and TV screenwriter Neil Cross, whose novel BURIAL was one of the three finalists for the inaugural Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, had received two Edgar Award nominations this year - for the writing in his acclaimed six-part BBC TV detective show Luther (see a trailer for the series above).
The show stars Idris Elba (of The Wire fame) as John Luther, a very unorthodox and troubled British cop. Elba received a Golden Globe nomination for his compelling performances in the role.
You can read more about the show (which has been picked up for a second season in the UK, and has also inspired a series of spin-off books, to be written by Cross), at Neil Cross's website here.
Now I can confirm that Luther is finally coming to New Zealand television screens, next month. The series will be shown on the UKTV channel, beginning on Sunday 6 February at 8:30pm.
You can read more about Luther in an article from yesterday's New Zealand Herald, here.
Have you seen Luther, in the US or UK? If so, what do you think? Have you read or watched any of Cross's other storytelling (the TV show Spooks, or books like BURIAL, CAPTURED, the Booker-longlisted ALWAYS THE SUN, and HOLLOWAY FALLS)?