It has been almost 3 years since the last seasons of our favourite trench coat wearing detective showed up on our screen in Luther Season 4. The Idris Elba lead tv show has been one of the most successful shows on the BBC in recent years. It was a huge launch pad for the Elba’s career and many worried that he would not return for season 5.
Though today BBC One Previewed its Christmas schedule and confirmed that Luther season 5 will be part of its festive line-up. A release date has yet to be confirmed.
The synopsis of the new series reads:
When the moonless shadows of London give birth to a new nightmare, DCI John Luther played by Idris Elba is once more called to immerse himself in the deepest depths of human depravity.
While the monstrous and seemingly indiscriminate killings become ever more audacious and public, Luther and new recruit D.S. Catherine Halliday played by Wunmi Mosaku are confounded by a complex tangle of leads and misdirection that seems designed to protect an untouchable corruption. But even as the case brings him closer than ever to the true face of evil, a reluctant Luther is forced to confront the unburied demons of his own recent 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 change John Luther forever.