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'Luther' Returns To BBC America For A Fifth Season

DCI John Luther is returning!

Multi-award-winning Luther will return to BBC AMERICA with a new four-part limited series written and created by Neil Cross, and starring Idris Elba.

Elba has received critical acclaim and a Golden Globe®, SAG and Critics’ Choice Award for his performance as DCI John Luther.

Filming of the fifth series is set to begin early next year.

Writer Neil Cross, said: “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.

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.”

Idris Elba, says: “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 has earned a total of eleven Emmy® nominations, while Elba has earned a Golden Globe® award, his first Screen Actors Guild Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Critics’ Choice Award for the role.

**Photo courtesy of BBC America**

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