'Luther' Is Back And Is Already Terrifying Viewers
Just a little warning - this article has a couple of minor spoilers, so if you haven't seen the first episode of the new season of Luther then please do before you read ahead.
OK? Been warned. Let's carry on, then.
Luther is back, Alice is back, and viewers are already shitting themselves - is there a better way to kick off 2019?
It's been a long three years since we last saw DCI John Luther (Idris Elba) on our screens but tonight's show did not disappoint.
We may only be one episode in, but there's already been more twists and turns than you can shake a stick at.
Not to mention an absolutely terrifying killer for Luther and new partner DS Catherine Halliday (played by Wunmi Mosaku) to tackle. The show's creepy first episode has already got fans all excited about how the rest of this season will play out:
Gahhhh I always forget that after watching #Luther I want to sleep with the lights on pic.twitter.com/EO7uVI36NY
- weeladybird1981 (@weeladybird1981) January 1, 2019
Watching #Luther is a bit like an extreme sport. Sweaty palms, increased heart rate, mental exhaustion.. @BBCOne
- rosie (@rosieraynes) January 1, 2019
Not even been on for 15 mins and I am already confused and terrified. But I love it #Luther pic.twitter.com/pYMnm9HfyD
- Kym Morrison (@mrsmo1612) January 1, 2019
And of course, no one is ever getting a bus alone again:
Just when you stopped checking under the bed, you're now checking the floor of the bus :sob: #Luther
- Kath H (@Kesskatho) January 1, 2019
Sod getting a night bus #Luther pic.twitter.com/FZ2I5bZROR
- Jennifer Megafu (@JMegafu) January 1, 2019
Speaking to LADbible, Idris confirmed that fans could expect more of the same grim, dark storylines we've come to know and love from the hit show.
"We tend to try and come back to what the audience want to see," he told us.
"We try not to change it too much, so it's really back to business.
"This season we're going to concentrate on one case and spread it over four episodes, but within that there are other things that turn up onto John's desk. We'll see some old characters and some new characters."
Of course, we all had a pretty strong inkling that Alice (played by Ruth Wilson) was back - following the trailers released last year - but the spot-on shock ending means that we're all dying to find out what happens next.
Revealing a little bit about what this season might have in store for Luther and Alice, Idris told us: "I think John and Alice definitely got together at one.
"We have to say they are attracted to one another. This season will answer whether they can be together or not, I think."
And you've not got too long to wait, because the second part of the four-episode season is back tomorrow - you can catch up with tonight's episode on BBC iPlayer.
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