Season Five Of 'Luther' Will Be 'Classic' Return To Form Says Idris Elba

If you haven't seen Luther, the British crime drama starring Idris Elba as DCI John Luther, then you're missing out. Created and written by Neil Cross, it first aired in 2010 and has (quite rightly) been nominated for a bunch of awards and even won a few.

Season four aired in December 2015, although there were only two episodes, so we're not sure that can be really be counted as a season, and Cross confirmed back in June last year that 2019 will see four new episodes of the show in 2019.

Elba, who has won a number of awards for his role as the detective, promised fans that the new season would be 'classic Luther', and told the Radio Times that 'there is a lot of excitement about the characters that are in this one'.

Idris Elba and Ruth Wilson in 'Luther' (Credit: BBC)
Idris Elba and Ruth Wilson in 'Luther' (Credit: BBC)

Now, while we don't have any inside information, it seems one of the characters that we will probably be getting excited about is Alice Morgan, the murderer turned ally of Luther who is played by Ruth Wilson.

In an on screen interview with The Independent promoting Dark River last year, Wilson was asked whether she'd be reprising her character in Luther and she said that she would be.

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

"She is in it," she told the paper, but also added the following little nugget of information: "It's not what you expect. She's definitely back for a bit. [Alice is] Back with a vengeance."

Currently set to return to our television sets in early 2019 - which, scarily, isn't as far away as that sounds - Neil Cross has also been hinting at the possibility of Luther being more than just a television series and making the transition to the big screen.

That's something Elba confirmed in an interview, too. "It's very much in our minds, the film," he said. "I think it could be an amazing series of films."

Obviously, this is all very vague, but we're crossing our fingers. Because while season five is very much anticipated, four episodes doesn't really feel like enough. Granted, it's better than two episodes, but we need our fix. So fingers crossed we'll get to watch it at the cinema, too.

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