Luther to re­turn

idris elba to reprise his role as the reck­less de­tec­tive for a fifth se­ries

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it’s been two-and-a-half years since we last saw de­tec­tive John luther, but idris elba is to don the char­ac­ter’s tweed over­coat once more be­cause Bbc1’s award-win­ning gritty crime drama Luther is re­turn­ing for a four-part se­ries.

‘i’m thrilled that we’ve been able to bring it all to­gether,’ says idris. ‘i look for­ward to putting the coat back on.’

the new fifth se­ries will be­gin film­ing early next year. ‘what hap­pened to John luther af­ter we last saw him strid­ing unbowed through the streets of london? there’s so much un­fin­ished busi­ness,’ teases the drama’s cre­ator and writer neil cross.

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