‘Luther’ is back for Season 5 because no one can get enough Idris Elba in their lives
Good news, everyone! Idris Elba will don his dapper topcoat and swagger back to our screens for another installment of Luther next year, BBC America announced Monday.
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.
The new season is described as a four-part limited-series, which is written and created by Neil Cross.
In a statement, Cross 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.”
And we look forward to seeing it, sir.