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Much to the delight of fans who thought they had seen the last of the noir detective drama for which its star Idris Elba has won Golden Globe and Sag awards, Luther will be returning to BBC One.

luther 13JUneThe 4x60’ fifth Luther series will start filming early in 2018. It has been commissioned by controller of BBC Drama Piers Wenger and Charlotte Moore, and is produced by BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial production arm and co-produced with BBC America. Executive producers are Elba and writer Neil Cross, Marcus Wilson and Hilary Salmon for BBC Studios and Elizabeth Kilgarriff for the BBC.

Commenting on the new series, Cross said: “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? We’re going to find out what happens next. Now what? Luther’s coming back. That’s what.”

Piers Wenger added: “Luther is one of BBC One’s most iconic dramas and we’re thrilled that Idris Elba is reprising his role as John Luther. Neil Cross’ plans for his return promise some big surprises for what will be an utterly heart stopping and unmissable fifth series.”