Newswire: Fox pauses its Luther remake, surprised it couldn’t find another Idris Elba

In news that will make everyone who isn’t a Fox executive shrug and say, “Yeah, that sounds about right,” Fox has temporarily delayed the American remake of Luther due to difficulties finding a leading man who can replace Idris Elba. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has decided to wait until the end of the casting rush of pilot season to resume its search for a leading man.

It seems that this pilot season has been particularly trying when it comes to finding leads for new shows. Evidence of just how hard it is to find a charismatic star to anchor a new show is perhaps best demonstrated with the fact that Fox apparently briefly considering having starving artist Marlon Wayans star in the Luther remake. And now that the success of Empire and How To Get Away With Murder has reminded television executives that humans other than …

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