The trailer has landed for Season 5 of BBC One’s Luther.
The crime drama, which stars Idris Elba as the iconic cop, was renewed for a new four-part run last year, with creator Neil Cross returning to pen more of the Golden Globe winning show. Season 5 will see London give birth to a “new nightmare”, as Luther once again confronts the depths of human depravity.
Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley and Patrick Malahide will return alongside Elba as DSU Martin Schenk, Benny Silver and George Cornelius. They will be joined by Wunmi Mosaku, who won a BAFTA for her performance in BBC One’s Damilola, Our Loved Boy in 2017, as new recruit D.S. Catherine Halliday.
Halliday will team up with Luther as a series of monstrous killings becomes ever more audacious, leaving the police 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 will change John Luther forever.
Neil Cross says: “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.”
The season was commissioned by Piers Wenger and Charlotte Moore for BBC One, and is produced by BBC Studios. It is produced by Derek Ritchie (Class, Doctor Who) and directed by Jamie Payne (The Alienist, White Princess).
The teaser gives us our first look at Elba back in his signature coat. It was released by BBC One hot on the heels of England’s match against Tunisia in the 2018 World Cup. Here’s the video:
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