Great news Luther fans! DCI John Luther returns this New Year’s day with a brand new season of the much loved BBC detective series. After a 3 year hiatus, the show returns on January 1st 2019, for its 5th series and judging from the premiere episode, fans of the detective crime drama are in for a treat with the return of Luther’s nemesis Alice Morgan (Ruth Wilson).
Wunmi Mosaku also joins the cast as Luther’s new understudy. As she tries to earn the DCI’s trust, she shows herself to be asset to the team and it will be interesting to see how this plays out in the series.
Due to the huge success of the show, there has previously been talk of a movie adaption but this was never actually confirmed until now. At a BBC screening of the new series, Elba revealed that a Luther movie is definitely hitting the big screens soon and that the show’s co-creator and writer Neil Cross, is already beavering away on a plot and more details will be released soon.
On why the show has been on a break for 3 years, Elba says fans have come to expect that Luther is not a yearly production (shame that) and he wouldn’t have it any other way. “It’s very dark and for everyone’s sanity,” it’s best to space out the production.” This also gives the cast time off to work on other projects as well as planning for the nest series as “getting the ingredients and collaborators together takes a while.”
Series 5 has all the usual Luther trademarks; mystery, murder, intrigue and a bit of psycho. In true Luther fashion.it’s truly terrifying, but you’ll love it.
Luther Series 5 premiere airs on BBC One at 9pm on New Year’s Day and continues on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.