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Idris Elba to Return For ‘LUTHER’ Season 5

June 12, 2017

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BBC has announced that series creator Neil Cross and star Idris Elba will return for the fifth season of LUTHER. The new, four-part limited series will be written by Cross with filming set to start early next year.

Elba said:

“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.”

Cross spoke about the process of returning to the series saying:

“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 always 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 back. That’s what.”

LUTHER first premiered back in 2010 and stars Elba as the titular obsessive detective, which has earned him a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild award, an NAACP Image Award, a Critics’ Choice Award, and four Emmy nominations.

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