[did not know!] Idris Elba stars in a BBC police procedural called “Luther.” Premieres on BBC America Oct. 17
Luther is not John Shaft. He is not Hawk from Spencer For Hire. He is not supabad or cool. In fact, other than his workload, his life’s a shambles: his wife (Indira Varma) is preparing to move on with a new man; he’s just barely back on the job after a traumatic incident; and in the pilot episode, he runs into this show’s version of a femme fatale …
also, he’s exec-producing.