Luther Season 5: Idris Elba Confirms Return

Posted 2017/06/12 0 0

Good news for Luther fans, the show is coming back for a fifth season, with Idris Elba!


The show tells the story of a highly talented detective working in London to solve high-profile murders. It kicked off in 2010 with a six-episode first season to a positive response, which then was followed by two more seasons of four episodes each. In 2015, Luther returned with a two-episode fourth season, but the show’s future beyond that has been somewhat murky. Idris Elba and series creator Neil Cross both expressed their desire to continue the story in some form, with the possibility of a Luther movie surfacing as a way to continue on. And now, Variety reports that the BBC has commissioned a fifth season of the beloved, neo-noir detective show “Luther” starring Idris Elba.

On top of Elba, Cross is also set to return behind the scenes of the new 4-episode season. In a statement, Cross, who is set to write and direct the next season, promised that the new series will offer some answers: “Now what? It’s a question Idris and I get asked a lot. What happened to John Luther after we last saw him striding unbowed through the streets of his city, his blood red London? It can’t be over, can it? There’s so much we don’t know. So much unfinished business. The thing is, we’ve been asking ourselves the same question. Because we love John and wonder what he’s up to. And as for me, I’m scared of the monsters. The face at the window. The hand under the bed. The shadow at the end of the street. Who’s going to stop them, if not John Luther? In the end, we picked up the phone to some old friends and asked if they’d like to find out what happens next. It turns out, they would. So that’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to find out what happens next. Now what? Luther’s coming back. That’s what.”

Elba added, “Neil, the BBC and I have been talking about a further season and I am thrilled that we have been able to bring it all together. I look forward to putting the coat back on.”

Season 5 will begin filming in early 2018, with a premiere date yet to be announced. The series stars Elba as DCI John Luther, a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions. It will be comprised of four episodes, details of which are currently unknown. Cameras will begin rolling early 2018. BBC Studios and BBC America are co-producing “Luther.” Elba, Cross, Marcus Wilson, Hilary Salmon, and Elizabeth Kilgarriff are exec producers. BBC Worldwide distributes the series.