Fox Orders “Luther” & “Frankenstein” Remakes

The FOX network has ordered four pilots ahead of the new TV season in the Fall, one of which is the U.S. remake of the acclaimed British detective drama “Luther”. Also in the works are the drama “Rosewood,” a new take on “Frankenstein,” and the comedy “48 Hours ‘Til Monday”.

Of the four new shows, the Americanised “Luther” is the most notable as the original series’ creator Neil Cross will write and executive produce while the original show’s star Idris Elba will also executive produce. It’s a bold choice for Fox considering “Gracepoint,” the now cancelled remake of the British murder mystery serial drama “Broadchurch,” was one of the biggest disappointments of the current TV season.

The new “Frankenstein” is said to be a “grounded sci-fi drama” about a retired cop brought back from the dead both younger and stronger. This particular series will be handled by Rand Ravich (“Life,” “Crisis”) and Howard Gordon (“Homeland,” “Tyrant”).

Also on the way is the episodic procedural “Rosewood” about a Miami private pathologist who takes up old cold cases, and the single camera comedy “48 Hours ‘Til Monday” about one one husband’s desperate struggle to not let every weekend go to hell.

20th Century Fox TV developed the three dramas in house, whilst the comedy comes from Universal TV (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “The Mindy Project”) and marks the first pilot order to an outside studio this pilot season.

The network reportedly wants to keep Mondays “masculine” and is tipped to potentially slot its already announced TV series follow-up to Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film “Minority Report” into that night alongside the second season of “Gotham”. Mark Mylod (“Once Upon a Time,” “The Affair”) was also recently named as director of the “Minority Report” pilot.

Source: TV Line