Luther Creator Neil Cross Ties Up with FremantleMedia


FremantleMedia has signed novelist and screenwriter Neil Cross (Luther, Hard Sun) to an exclusive overall deal.

Under the pact, Cross will work closely with Kate Harwood, the managing director of Euston Films, and Dante Di Loreto, the president of scripted entertainment at FremantleMedia North America, to develop a range of high-end drama projects. Series created through the deal will be distributed globally by FremantleMedia International.

Cross is best known as the creator of the award-winning international hit BBC crime series Luther, starring Idris Elba. His most recent project is a new pre-apocalyptic crime drama Hard Sun, launching on BBC One in the U.K. and with Hulu in the U.S. in 2018.