Idris Elba signs production deal with Apple TV+


Idris Elba has inked a first-look deal with Apple TV+, with plans to produce global content for the service via his Green Door Pictures production company.

The Avengers star’s production credits include Concrete Cowboy and In The Long Run, and it’s been reported that his long running police drama series, Luther, is planning a feature return.

The announcement comes after he this week said old racist TV shows shoudnt be pulled, Elba told the Radio Times: “I think viewers should know that people made shows like this. Yes, out of respect for the time and the [Black Lives Matter] movement, commissioners and archive-holders [are] pulling things they think are exceptionally tone-deaf at this time – fair enough and good for you. But I think, moving forward, people should know that freedom of speech is accepted, but the audience should know what they’re getting into.