A few months ago, it was announced that Idris Elba’s gritty mini-series “Luther” was headed to the States. BBC America will air the six-part mini-series this fall and they’ve finally revealed its air date. According to a press release that was sent out by the network, “Luther will hit the small screen (this side of the pond) in October.

“Luther” centers on a brilliant but self-destructive detective who strikes up an odd relationship with a killer played by Ruth Wilson. Here’s a little background on the show’s set-up:

“Luther” is a gripping, psychological thriller driven by a brilliant and emotionally impulsive detective. A self-destructive near-genius, Luther might just be as dangerous as the depraved criminals he hunts. In each episode, the murderer’s identity is known from the start, focusing the drama on the psychological duel between predator and prey.

The series was created and written by Neil Cross and is co-produced by Elba and the BBC. It’s earned glowing reviews overseas and we’ll finally get our chance to see what all the hype is about when it debuts on October 17th. Mark your calendars folks, Stringer Bell (“The Wire“) will be out for justice!

Are you interested in watching Luther? Are you a fan of Elba?

Source: The Futon Critic