Idris Elba Returning to ‘Luther’ for Season 5 in 2018
Ah, the magic of British TV. No matter how busy Idris Elba’s movie schedule might get, there’s always time for more Luther. The fan-favorite DCI will officially return for a fifth season, filming in 2018.
The BBC confirmed that Elba would reprise his role as John Luther for a new four-part series written by Neil Cross, set to begin filming in early 2018. Cross acknowledged some “unfinished business” with the character in his statement:
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.
We last saw the character with a three-hour 2015 special featuring Game of Thrones favorite Rose Leslie, Darren Boyd, Dermot Crowley, Laura Haddock, John Heffernan, Michael Smiley and more, so stay tuned for details on new Luther as it arrives.