Idris Elba maybe "too street" for James Bond but, that doesn't mean he's not perfect for Hollywood.
According to reports, Idris Elba will executive produce a new series for Fox called Crusaders.
Fox is developing drama series The Crusaders with Idris Elba attached to exec produce, Varietyhas learned.
Thomas Ikimi will pen the project, in addition to also serving as an exec producer with the Luther star. The script order marks a reunion for the scribe and Elba, who starred in Ikimis 2010 flick Legacy.
According to reports, the new series follows an extended family of second-generation Africans living in the United States who specialize in locating and returning valuable artifacts from Africa during colonial occupation.
This is great news for Idris Elba fans and the Fox network who has recently picked up several diverse TV shows since the success of Lee Daniels' Empire.
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This will be the second deal with Fox for Idris Elba. Idris Elba is working on another Luther
series. The remake, which is based on the hit BBC drama, landed a pilot order last year, but was put on hold as casting directors are still casting lead roles. Idris Elba will executive produce the Luther
series as well.
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