BBC releases Luther teaser; Ruth Wilson confirms return

Idris Elba fans sang from the rooftops when a fifth series of Luther was announced last year.

With four new episodes coming, the plot goes something like this:

As a series of monstrous killings becomes ever more audacious, Luther and new recruit D.S. Catherine Halliday are confounded by a tangle of leads and misdirection that seems designed to protect an unspeakable horror.

But even as the case brings him closer than ever to the nature of true evil, a reluctant Luther must also face the ghosts of his own 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 will change John Luther forever.

Now the BBC has released a new teaser:

Elsewhere, actress Ruth Wilson, who plays nemesis/BFF Alice Morgan, confirmed that the character will be back.

She told the Independent:

“She is in it,” she told us, adding: “It’s not what you expect. She’s definitely back for a bit. [Alice is] back with a vengeance.”

With a new teaser out there, we tend to think Luther will be back sooner than we thought it might.



ITV announces new psycho-thriller, Cheat

ITV has announced one of its short-run crime mini-series.

Katherine Kelly (pictured) and recent BAFTA-winner Molly Windsor are to take the leading roles in psychological thriller, Cheat, written by newcomer Gaby Hull.

At the heart of the drama is the dangerous relationship between university professor Leah (Kelly), and her student Rose (Windsor), when, what begins as a seemingly open and shut case of academic deception, quickly spirals out of control, ending in fatal consequences, and triggering a devastating sequence of events that threaten to engulf them both. With two fiercely intelligent minds unwilling to back down, Cheat explores just how far we’re prepared to stand up for what we believe, and at what cost.

Tom Goodman-Hill also joins the cast as Leah’s university professor boyfriend, James, while Lorraine Ashbourne and Peter Firth play her parents Angela and Michael.  Adrian Edmondson takes the role of Rose’s father, William.

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Tom Hollander joins Baptiste cast

Excitement levels hit the roof a few months back when it was announced that Harry and Jack Williams would be writing a Missing spin-off series, featuring Tchéky Karyo’s wily French detective, Julien Baptiste.

The series, due to start filming this summer, is adding cast members and it has been announced that Tom Hollander has signed on to star.

Hollander says: “I am very excited to be working with Harry and Jack Williams. They are brilliant story tellers of nuance and suspense.”

Harry and Jack Williams say: “We have wanted to work with Tom for some time and are so pleased he is going to play Edward in Baptiste. Tom’s huge range and formidable talent make him a wonderful addition to our cast.”

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