“Now what? Luther’s coming back. That’s what.”
BBC One has announced that Luther is set to return for a fifth series!
The new four-part series written by Neil Cross and starring Idris Elba will begin filming early next year.
Ever since Luther series 4 aired at the end of 2015, we’ve been desperate to know what’s in store for John Luther. We’ve been praying that there’s a new series in the pipeline and – as it turns out – there is!
Award-winning screenwriter and author Neil Cross, creator of Luther, explained, “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?”
Idris Elba commented, “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.”
“Luther is one of BBC One’s most iconic dramas and we’re thrilled that Idris Elba is reprising his role as John Luther. Neil Cross’ plans for his return promise some big surprises for what will be an utterly heart stopping and unmissable fifth series,” said Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama.
Hilary Salmon, BBC Studios Executive Producer, added, “We are tremendously proud to be bringing Neil Cross’s iconic show Luther back to BBC One. The return of John Luther always feels like an event but this time we will be pulling out all the stops to make the show bigger, bolder and of course more scary than ever.”
We can’t wait – more news when we have it!