We already know that two of the biggest hitters in the UK crime genre – Sherlock and Luther – will be back on our screens this Christmas. As far as Sherlock is concerned, we know that he and Watson will star in a one-off Victorian episode, succeeded by a full series. We don’t know much when it comes to Luther, other than that there will be a brand new two-parter by the end of the year. And today BBC America released the first image from the two-parter.
This was the image that the US arm of the BBC tweeted out, showing Luther ferrying a person away from a house. Is he helping this man, or, more likely, is Luther forcefully removing him? We’ll soon find out.
Here’s what the press blurb on the BBC America site said:
Luther’s back! BBC America and BBC One have released a first look at the action to come from the upcoming Luther special. DCI John Luther (Elba) is up to his usual brand of justice. Pitted against his most chilling adversary yet, haunted by the ghosts of his past and hell-bent on retribution, he’s drawn into a terrifyingly complex case that pushes him closer to the edge than he’s ever been.
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.
Yes indeedy, Luther’s back.
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