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Award-winning BBC crime thriller Luther is to be remade in India by Aditya Birla Group’s Applause Entertainment.
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The UK series, which stars Idris Elba, is one of BBC Studios’ top exports, having been sold to over 230 territories. The Indian production will become the second Asian version of Luther following its South Korean remake, Less than Evil.

BBC Studios and Applause Entertainment have already worked together on BBC formats The Office and Criminal Justice, both of which are to be carried by Star India’s streaming platform Hotstar.

“We have just produced and premiered an Indian version of Criminal Justice, which has been incredibly well received by the local audience. We at Applause are always on the lookout for premium dramas we can produce for Indian viewers, and are proud to once again partner BBC Studios on Luther. The original Luther has a tremendous international following, and we believe that an Indian version will work very well in our region,” said Sameer Nair, CEO of Applause Entertainment.

Myleeta Aga, SVP and GM of South and South East Asia, BBC Studios, said: “We are pleased to work with Applause Entertainment to deliver high-end drama to our fans in India. Applause is known for its focus on creating premium drama, and we believe that they will be able to do the format justice. We look forward to its success.”