A movie version of crime series “Luther” is moving forward, with writer-creator Neil Cross working on the script, the show’s star Idris Elba confirmed at the launch of Season 5 in London. “We are really advancing on getting a movie version [of the show] up on the screen,” Elba said. “Neil is beavering away on […]
Idris Elba is set to reprise his role as impulsive detective Luther in a fifth season of the acclaimed crime drama. The BBC has released a first-look trailer ahead of the four new episodes, which will reportedly see DCI John Luther reunite with Alice Morgan, portrayed by Ruth Wilson. The latest teaser trailer gives little away, simply showing a roughed-up Luther slowly walking towards the camera.
Idris Elba teased his return to “Luther” on Twitter on Wednesday with a short video from his first day back on set. A fifth season of the British crime drama was announced last June, with Elba and series creator Neil Cross both slated to return. In the four-part season, Elba’s John Luther will investigate a series of killings with new recruit D.S. Catherine Halliday.
Keegan-Michael Key dropped by "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert," where he reprised his famous role as President Barack Obama's anger translator, Luther.
BBC America announced on Monday that Golden Globe winner Idris Elba will suit back up as Luther, for a four-part Season 5 penned by series creator Neil Cross. Filming will commence in early 2018. “Now what? It’s a question Idris and I get asked a lot,” Cross shared in a statement. “What happened to [DCI] John […]
Keegan-Michael Key stopped by “The Daily Show” Thursday night for the first time since election night. The “Key & Peele” star told Trevor Noah that following the election, he and Jordan Peele got an email from one of the executive producers of their show who had written one more Obama/Luther sketch. And much to everyone’s delight, Keegan shared that final sketch right then and there.
LONDON — “Luther” star Idris Elba has criticized the lack of diversity on British television and among those working in the U.K. TV industry. “There’s a disconnect between the real world and TV world. People in the TV world often aren’t the same as people in the real world. And there’s an even bigger gap... <a href="https://variety.com/2016/biz/global/luther-idris-elba-lack-of-diversity-uk-television-1201682682/" title="Read ‘Luther’ Star Idris Elba Attacks Lack of Diversity in U.K. TV Industry">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
Luther returns tonight to BBC America for a special that begins with Idris Elba’s titular detective taking time away from the badge and his predictable wardrobe. Before long — thanks to news brought by new faces DCI Theo Bloom (Darren Boyd) and DS Emma Lane (Game of Thrones’ Rose Leslie) and unforeseen events — he’s back in London searching for the truth about a mystery we won’t spoil and hunting a cannibalistic serial killer.The Luther special premieres Dec. 17 at 9 p.m. on BBC America.
If the best gifts come in the smallest parcels, then the new season of BBC America’s Luther is already your favorite Christmas present. “I know we don’t do as many as the audience would like,” says Elba in that two bourbons-and-a-bag-of-grit voice that viewers first came to know in The Wire. “But [Luther creator/writer Neil Cross] and I had a very small window, so we thought rather than do nothing let’s just do something special.
John Luther returns Dec. 17, when Idris Elba puts the coat back on for a one-night event on BBC America. As Elba reminded the audience after a screening of the Luther special in New York City Wednesday, he’s long been vocal about the idea of taking the character to the big screen.
BBC America has finally announced the plot line for the one-night, 165-minute event. It begins with Detective Chief Inspector John Luther — last seen tossing his trademark jacket into the Thames and walking away with killer/confidante Alice Morgan (Ruth Wilson) — on a leave of absence. He’s “laying low in a rundown cottage” when he receives visitors, new faces DCI Theo Bloom (Darren Boyd) and DS Emma Lane (Game of Thrones’ Rose Leslie), who come with "a shocking piece of news that draws him back to London in search of the truth.” Meanwhile, a cannibalistic serial killer (John Heffernan) is terrorizing the city, “eating body parts as he goes.” Detective Superintendent Unit Martin Schenk (series stalwart Dermot Crowley) and his Bullpen need to connect the dots between the victims.