Green light given to Indian remake of BBC show Luther
The BBC series will be made into an Indian version
The BBC drama, Luther, fronted by Idris Elba has been given the green light for an Indian remake. The UK show has aired for 5 seasons, and a 6th is currently being made (a release date is yet to be announced). There has already been one successful Asian remake of the show in South Korea titled, Less Than Evil, and fans now are now excited to hear about the Indian version. The Indian Luther is yet to be titled, but we do know that the show will be developed and produced by Aditya Birla Group’s Applause Entertainment.
Sameer Nair, CEO of Applause Entertainment, said, “We have just produced and premiered an Indian version of Criminal Justice, which has been incredibly well received by the local audience. We at Applause are always on the lookout for premium dramas we can produce for Indian viewers, and are proud to once again partner BBC Studios on Luther. The original Luther has a tremendous international following, and we believe that an Indian version will work very well in our region.”
In response to the remake, the BBC studios have said, “We are pleased to work with Applause Entertainment to deliver high-end drama to our fans in India. Applause is known for its focus on creating premium drama, and we believe that they will be able to do the format justice. We look forward to its success.”