When does Luther series five start and who’s in the cast with Idris Elba?November 10, 2018
The fifth series is already being described as “utterly heart-stopping and unmissable”… but what do we know about this dark televisual tale?
When does Luther series five start on the BBC?
The gripping drama will return in late 2018, though an exact date is yet to be confirmed.
According to the BBC, the fifth series sees the pair “confounded by a tangle of leads and misdirection that seems designed to protect an unspeakable horror.”
“Whatever his next move, it will have devastating consequences for those around him — and change John Luther forever.”
Idris says that Luther series 5 is going to back to its roots: “It’s classic Luther”.
A teaser trailer put out by the BBC in early November showed the detective facing a gruesome interrogation at the hands of George.
However Luther turns the tables on his captors in typically stylish fashion.
Who’s in the cast with Idris Elba?
Idris Elba has been confirmed to put John Luther’s coat back on for a further four episodes.
He will be joined by BAFTA Award winner Wunmi Mosaku as D.S. Catherine Halliday.
She has previously starred in Black Mirror and landed the Best Supporting Actress for her role as Gloria Taylor in Damilola, Our Loved Boy.
Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley and Patrick Malahide will reprise their respective roles – of DSU Martin Schenk, Benny Silver and George Cornelius.
The Sun also revealed Ruth Wilson’s Alice Morgan is in line for a shock return despite being killed off-screen.
What's on TV?
What’s the detective show about?
Luther is an award-winning BBC detective drama following the troubled and volatile DCI John Luther, played by Idris Elba.
Beginning in 2010, the programme has shown the London detective becoming increasingly consumed by the heinous crimes he’s been investigating with the Serious and Serial Crime Units.
The first series saw him form an unlikely bond with seductive psychopath Alice Morgan, and they formed a twisted romance before Alice mysteriously disappeared.
Series four, which unfolded over a mere two episodes in 2015, saw Luther chase a cannibalistic killer with Cotard syndrome alongside his new colleague Emma.
Critics mostly agreed on the fact the ending, which saw Luther walking alone in his famous trench coat with few answers and fewer friends, was not a satisfying conclusion for fans.