Luther Season 5 coming soon. Despite a schedule filled with high-profile projects, international superstar Idris Elba will field another season, dwelling in shades of grey, as the eponymous, emotionally tortured London homicide detective DCI John Luther in the moody, gritty television series.
The latest season of Luther will manifest as a 4-part limited series that’s bound for BBC and BBC America. Series creator Neil Cross, also known for his run on BBC’s MI-5 and NBC’s short-lived Crossbones, is back in the bullpen for Luther’s latest run. The return of Luther is exciting news, especially after Elba’s rising star and full schedule was seemingly the cause of an abbreviated 2-part Season 4 in December of 2015; an offering that ended on a rather curious note.
Luther Season 5 Trailer
The first teaser trailer for Luther Season 5 has arrived. While the teaser is appropriately ominous, brandishing the tagline, “This. Will. Hurt.,” it doesn’t exactly provide insight about this season’s storylines, or, for that matter, a release date.
Luther Season 5 Details
As creator Neil Cross expressed back in June 2017 in the Season 5 renewal 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.”
Luther, which started back in 2010, has achieved both critical and fan acclaim, seven Emmy nominations and yielded Idris Elba a Golden Globe win in 2012 and subsequent nods in 2014 and 2016. Moreover, it represents a crucial marquee-topping vehicle for the English actor Elba in his transition towards international stardom after having spent years as a standout supporting player on showcases such as HBO’s The Wire and films such as 2007’s 28 Weeks Later and American Gangster, before breaking big in blockbusters such as Prometheus, Pacific Rim, the Thor films, leading to his upcoming headlining role in the film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. As Elba comments in the statement:
“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 Season 5 will see Idris Elba return to the streets of London to solve another complex and intense murder mystery for the BBC and BBC America on a date to be determined.