Luther, it seems, is over (for now).
But its creator, Neil Cross, has had a new drama commissioned by ITV.
Because the Night is described as a “chilling and suspenseful four-part story of murder – and perhaps ghosts – which exposes the quiet terror of a man trying to escape his past”. The series is inspired by the novel Burial, also written by Cross.
The series’ central character is well-meaning but directionless Nathan, who has a terrible secret he’s long prayed would stay buried and for which he’s long worked hard to make recompense.
Almost a decade into his new and devoted married life, Nathan is rocked to the core when Bob, an unwelcome face from the past, turns up on his doorstep with shocking news….triggering a series of catastrophic decisions which cleverly drive a tense and compelling narrative of psychological suspense, dread, love and possible redemption.
Cross said: “I’m truly excited to be working with ITV to make Because The Night. It’s one of my favourite stories: a tale of psychological suspense, of guilt and ghosts and murder. Oh, and love. Always love. Our job is to make viewers want to sleep with the lights on. We’re looking forward to it.”