Great news everyone! The British detective we all know and love is coming back. No, not Sherlock. The suave Black dude. Yes, I’m referring to John Luther. Per THR:
BBC America is bringing Luther back for another cycle.
The cabler announced Monday that it is reuniting star Idris Elba and creator Neil Cross for a four-episode fifth season of the fan- favorite drama. Production will begin this year; a premiere date has not yet been determined.
This will bring the beloved series into its fifth cycle and up its total episode count to 21, including last year’s one-off special.
“Now what? It’s a question Idris and I get asked a lot. 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,” Cross said. “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? In the end, we picked up the phone to some old friends and asked if they’d like to find out what happens next. It turns out, they would. So that’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to find out what happens next. Now what? Luther’s coming back. That’s what.”
As of now, Elba has The Dark Tower, Thor: Ragnarok, and Molly’s Game hitting theaters in 2017. He’s going to be in the limelight for quite some time.