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…

Luther series five begins filming; adds cast and plotlines revealed

When the news hit last year that Idris Elba would be back in Neil Cross’s Luther, the crime drama universe frothed at the mouth a little bit – it’s one of the highest-rating shows in the genre, and one of the BBC’s biggest exports. I still maintain that the new, fifth series will be broadcast…

BBC announces Luther to return for new series

I’d heard on the grapevine that there was to be an announcement by the BBC tomorrow (Tuesday) concerning Luther. New Luther. But that announcement has been brought forward and it does indeed signify a return to the small screen for our titular hero. What’s more, it’s a proper series, not just a two-episoder. Read on…

Review: Luther (S2 E2/2), Tuesday 22nd December, BBC1

With cannibal killer suspect Steven Rose on the run, Alice apparently dead, and Bloom definitely in bits, Luther’s running out of options – at least he has crimelord Cornelius chained to a radiator. But not for long.

Review: Luther (S4 E1/2), Tuesday 15th December, BBC1

Ah, Luther. It’s crazier than a box of frogs, but so knowing in its craziness that all critical faculties fly out of the window. DC John Luther (Idris Elba) himself is disturbed, his accomplice Alice (Ruth Wilson) is a certifiable loon, and the London in which Luther operates is a serial killer’s paradise. No wonder this…

BBC iPlayer has a 12-minute catch-up video for Luther

Earlier today I put up a post that included some bits and bobs to prepare for the imminent arrival of one of the UK’s biggest dramas and exports, Sherlock. Now here’s news of another one of the country’s biggest hitters – Luther – which is even more imminent. Like tomorrow night imminent.

BBC confirms Luther transmission date

It’s been a bit of a day of confirmed transmission dates. First we had ITV confirming the kick-off date for series two of Prey, and now word reaches us that the BBC has detailed the transmission date for Luther. While not a full series, the two-parter is a belter. So much for winding down for…

First Look: Luther

Luther is one of the UK’s premium-brand crime dramas and one of the country’s most successful global exports. It has helped to solidify Idris Elba’s status as a household name and as a CILF (work it out yourself), but more importantly it has introduced us to another angry detective, Neil Cross’s creation involving himself in…

BBC America releases first image from new season of Luther

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…

New Luther special begins filming, Rose Leslie joins cast

Late last year we were told that 2015 would be a big year for crime drama fans because three of the titans of contemporary British crime drama would be making a return. Not only would we be getting Broadchurch, and some new Sherlock at the end of the year, but also some Luther. A new…

BBC announces new crime drama for 2015

It was a busy old day over at the Beeb yesterday (Wednesday 18th November). Not only did DG Tony Hall and Controller Of Drama Ben Stephenson get everyone into a lather by announcing two new episodes of Luther, they also announced more new crime drama for 2015. This announcement included news about a second series…