Anyhoo, in the meantime, the actor, DJ enthusiast and Sky supporter returns this Christmas in a new two-parter, which is technically the fourth series, although they’ve got shorter over time. Series 1 was 6-parter, while series 2 and 3 were 4 parts each.
Luther is pitted against his most chilling adversary yet – being haunted by the ghosts of his past and hell-bent on retribution as he’s drawn into a terrifyingly complex case that pushes him closer to the edge than he’s ever been…
Idris Elba told the BBC: “It’s great we’ve been able to do this Luther special. John is so close to my heart, he’s part of me. The fans won’t be disappointed with his return – it’s explosive and definitely goes up a gear!”
The two-parter is written and created by Emmy-nominated Neil Cross and directed by Sam Miller (No Good Deed, Fortitude) , and will also star Rose Leslie (Game Of Thrones, Downton Abbey), Laura Haddock (Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Inbetweeners Movie), Darren Boyd (Fortitude, Spy), John Heffernan (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Ripper Street) and Patrick Malahide (Minder, Indian Summer, The Paradise).
Two of my favourites return for Luther – Michael Smiley and Dermot Crowley, as Benny Silver and DSU Martin Schenk, respectively.
Executive Producer is Elizabeth Kilgarriff said: “It’s very exciting to have Idris Elba back as DCI John Luther and to be in east London shooting the show’s fourth instalment. Neil Cross has pulled out all the stops to make this the biggest, scariest story yet and it’s a privilege to welcome such a glittering array of acting talent to our already stellar cast.”
Luther returns on BBC1 on Tuesday December 15th at 9pm.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
(Picture Shows: DCI John Luther (IDRIS ELBA) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Steffan Hill)
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