TV - Luther

Yes! Luther is coming back! BBC One announces a new four part series of the multi-award winning crime drama...

With promises of "some big surprises for what will be an utterly heart stopping and unmissable fifth series," the four one-hour long episodes, written by Neil Cross and again starring Idris Elba, who has received a Golden Globe and Sag Award for his performance in the role of John Luther, will start filming early next year.

Writer Neil Cross said about the series, “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.”

Idris Elba added “I look forward to putting the coat back on.”

So do we, Mr Elba, so do we...

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