Wednesday, 19 February, 2020

First look at Idris Elba as he begins filming for Luther series 5, new plot confirmed!

Idris Elba has returned to his iconic role as DCI John Luther, for the fifth series of BBC’s Luther.

Idris Elba pictured for the first time filming for Luther series 5
Idris Elba pictured for the first time filming for Luther series 5

Golden Globe and SAG Award-winner actor Idris Elba has returned to his iconic role as DCI John Luther, for the fifth series created by Emmy-nominated writer Neil Cross.

As filming begins, Idris Elba said: “It’s good to be back in London, back in the coat.”

Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley and Patrick Malahide will return for the four-part series as DSU Martin Schenk, Benny Silver and George Cornelius; and Wunmi Mosaku, who won a Bafta for her performance in BBC One’s Damilola, Our Loved Boy in 2017, will join as new recruit D.S. Catherine Halliday.

Neil Cross said: “We missed John Luther. We missed some old friends. And we wanted to make the biggest, scariest, darkest, most thrilling series of Luther there’s ever been.

“So that’s what we’ve come back to do.”

Luther returns

He's back. 🙌Idris Elba returns to set to film the next series of Luther. Watch this space!

Posted by BBC One on Thursday, 11 January 2018

The plot has also been confirmed, here’s the confirmed series five synopsis teasing a new murderous plot: “When the moonless shadows of London give birth to a new nightmare, DCI John Luther must once again confront the depths of human depravity. As a series of monstrous killings becomes ever more audacious, Luther and new recruit D.S. Catherine Halliday are confounded by a tangle of leads and misdirection that seems designed to protect an unspeakable horror.

“But even as the case brings him closer than ever to the nature of true evil, a reluctant Luther must also face the ghosts of his own past. Striding back into the line of fire, he must choose who to protect… and who to sacrifice. Whatever his next move, it will have devastating consequences for those around him — and change John Luther forever.”

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