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Fox's 'Luther' will not be a part of pilot season

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Fox’s Luther won’t be a part of this year’s pilot season, EW confirmed. The adaptation of the Idris Elba-starring BBC show, which recieved a cast-contingent pilot order, will be developed off-season. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marlon Wayans was tapped as a potential star, but now Fox is holding off on finding its lead until casting has calmed. 

Neil Cross, who created the original, is writing and executive producing, while British star Elba is executive producing. Elba has begun work on an upcoming two-part Luther special