ITV commissions new drama from Luther creator Neil Cross

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…

REVIEW: Luther (S5 E4/4)

It’s been a roller-coaster ride this week as Luther has hurtled to its (supposedly) final chapter. With his personal world collapsing in on him and an increasingly inhibited serial killer still on the loose, can John Luther roll the dice one last time and emerge unscathed? A thoroughly efficient Palmer takes Luther through a series…

REVIEW: Luther (S5 E3/4)

Whilst the first two episodes of this new season of Luther have barreled along at a rapid pace, things slowed up somewhat tonight to take to a well-earned breather as we focused on the consolidation and convergence of certain plot-lines whilst the net tightened both on our suspects and Luther himself. With time running short…

REVIEW: Luther (S5 E2/4)

So she’s back. It was possibly the worst kept secret of the year when the return of Luther was originally announced – Alice Morgan was back. She’s arguably the best character in the show (spin-off anybody?) and therefore the default fail-safe to bring back every time the plot looked like it is flagging, which is…

REVIEW: Luther (S5 E1/4)

It’s that most wonderful time of the year… where the BBC brings out its post-festive big hitters. And there are none as big as one of its biggest international success story Luther, returning tonight for its fifth (and final?) season. After a decidedly bum note of a truncated fourth run, the broadcaster has gone to…

Luther gets New Year’s Day transmission date

We’re all looking forward to the fifth series of Luther, and we initially thought that the four-part series would play out – or at least start – before Christmas. Not so. The Idris Elba behemoth gets a primetime New Year’s Day start date and then plays out every night for the rest of the week….

BBC releases new Luther trailer

Series five of Luther – one the big British crime shows – is almost upon us (seriously, it’s very close), and the BBC has dropped a new trailer today. Here it is: So what do we know about this short series five? Episodes will see “the moonless shadows of London give birth to a new…

BBC iPlayer makes available all episodes of Luther

With the new, fifth series of Luther imminent, BBC iPlayer has dropped every single episode of the top-rating cop show, starring Idris Elba, onto its streaming service. You can go ahead and cancel all your plans because we’ve just dropped EVERY. EPISODE. OF. LUTHER. 🔥 📺 pic.twitter.com/iSFOobxZAL — BBC iPlayer (@BBCiPlayer) October 23, 2018 The…

BBC releases new autumn drama trailer

Now the World Cup is done and dusted, attention turns to regular scheduling and the upcoming autumn season of crime drama. Yesterday the BBC released its new autumn drama trailer, full of treats like Doctor Who, Les Misérables and Jed Mercurio’s Bodyguard. But forget those: there are a few bona fide crime dramas in among them….

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…