Luther series 5 gets first teaser

By Nathaniel Dalby - Mon 12th Nov 2018 News

DCI John Luther is back in an action-packed new clip.

Idris Elba as Luther in the BBC One series.

A clip from the upcoming 5th series of Luther has been released.

The British detective series, which stars Idris Elba in the lead role, is set to return later this year.

The preview clip shows the titular hard-boiled detective escape from being tortured by some London gangsters in a suitably tense scene.

Luther is one of BBC One’s biggest shows but series have been few and far between thanks to the popularity of Elba and how many projects he appears in.

Series 4 only last 2 episodes and it is not yet known how long series 5 will run for.

Elba said that series 5 of Luther would aim to take the character to different levels than before.

"All I can say is we know how long the fanbase waits for the show, and we're never taking that lightly. So as much as we have to keep one eye on how do we not do what we've done before, at the same time saying to the audience, 'This is Luther', so you recognise the traits.

"That's the tough part. Because after five seasons, you kind of go,'Oh where do we go now?' and for me I'm very excited about the season, it feels very similar to what we've seen but it takes a few turns. Luther is still the character we love to hate."

Series co-star Ruth Wilson has also been suggesting that her character Alice may see a spin-off.

You can catch up with the first 4 seasons of Luther on Netflix right now.

Source: Digital Spy