After starring in three series of the hit BBC drama, Idris Elba will be returning to the small screen as everyone’s favorite emotionally tortured cop, John Luther. Luther follows the exploits of Detective Chief Inspector John Luther, who may have more in common with the criminals he takes down. The series is (possibly) wrapping up with a new special, and to celebrate, BBC America has released its first official image.
The series has proven to be a boon for the BBC, and continues to highlight the acting range of its leading man. Here’s hoping the special continues to showcase a rather brilliant show.
Luther premieres on BBC America later this year.
Written and created by Emmy®-nominated Neil Cross and directed by Sam Miller (No Good Deed, Fortitude) the Luther special will also star Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey), Laura Haddock (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Inbetweeners Movie), Darren Boyd (Fortitude, Spy), John Heffernan (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Ripper Street) and Patrick Malahide (Indian Summers, The Paradise), with Michael Smiley and Dermot Crowley returning as Benny Silver and DSU Martin Schenk, respectively.