BBC America’s critically acclaimed, award-winning series Luther will return for a fifth season. The riveting dramatic series’ fifth season will consist of four parts written by series creator Neil Cross. Idris Elba will reprise his role as John Luther, a role which earned him Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice, and Screen Actors Guild awards. According to BBC America, production on the four-part limited series will take place next year.
“Now what? It’s a question Idris and I get asked a lot,” said Neil Cross. “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?”
Cross added, “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.”
“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,” stated Elba. “I look forward to putting the coat back on.”
Luther is executive produced by Idris Elba, Neil Cross, Marcus Wilson, Hilary Salmon, and Elizabeth Kilgarriff.
Commenting on the return of Luther, BBC America President Sarah Barnett said, “Luther is compulsive, unnerving television. Neil Cross, Idris Elba and the team are geniuses and we all wait with bated breath to see what happens next in this blindingly brilliant show.”
The Luther Plot: A BBC AMERICA co-production starring Idris Elba (The Dark Tower, Beasts of No Nation), the gripping, psychological thriller found Detective Chief Inspector John Luther struggling to cope with his demons after losing so much. After walking away from capturing the tormented psychopaths that lurk the streets of London, his attempt to leave the darker side of humanity behind for a chance at a “normal” life is quickly thwarted when he’s drawn into a terrifyingly complex case.