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Paul McGann added to BBC 'Luther' cast

6 November 2009 6:27 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Paul McGann has joined the cast of BBC One thriller Luther. The series, which was created by Spooks writer Neil Cross, will be fronted by former The Wire star Idris Elba. Other actors announced as part of the cast include Ruth Wilson, Steven Mackintosh, Indira Varma, Warren Brown and Saskia Reeves. McGann will play Mark North, a rival to Luther (Elba) who is competing for the affections of (more) »

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Channel Surfing: Idris Elba Tackles Brit Mystery, ABC Encodes "FlashForward," Vincent Kartheiser Dances Around "Mad Men," and More

4 September 2009 10:29 AM, PDT | Televisionary | See recent Televisionary news »

Welcome to your Friday morning television briefing. The Wire's Idris Elba (last seen on the small screen in a multiple-episode story arc on NBC's The Office) has landed the lead in new BBC One crime thriller Luther, where he will play John Luther, a "near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can’t always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions." Series, which has been commissioned for six episodes, is written by Neil Cross (Spooks) and each episode will invert the familiar tropes of crime drama on its head: the murderer will be revealed at the beginning of each episode and the focus will be the dynamic between Luther and his perpetrator, who aren't quite so different from one another. "Luther is a challenging and exciting character because he’s so complex," said Elba. "While he’s capable of great kindness and loyalty, sometimes he steps over the »

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