‘Luther’ Renewed for Season 5 by BBC America

Idris Elba and Neil Cross are back for a new four-part limited series

Last Updated: June 12, 2017 @ 9:03 AM

BBC America has renewed the Idris Elba-starring “Luther” for a four-installment Season 5.

Here’s what writer Neil Cross had to say in announcing the news:
Now what? It’s a question Idris and I get asked a lot. What happened to John Luther after we last saw him striding unbowed through the streets of his city, his blood red London? It can’t be over, can it? There’s so much we don’t know. So much unfinished business.

The thing is, we’ve been asking ourselves the same question. Because we love John and wonder what he’s up to. And as for me, I’m scared of the monsters. The face at the window. The hand under the bed. The shadow at the end of the street. Who’s going to stop them, if not John Luther?

In the end, we picked up the phone to some old friends and asked if they’d like to find out what happens next. It turns out, they would. So that’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to find out what happens next.

Now what? “Luther’s” coming back. That’s what.

Elba added: “Neil, the BBC and I have been talking about a further season and I am thrilled that we have been able to bring it all together. I look forward to putting the coat back on.”

“‘Luther’ is compulsive, unnerving television,” said BBC America president Sarah Burnett. “Neil Cross, Idris Elba and the team are geniuses and we all wait with bated breath to see what happens next in this blindingly brilliant show.”

More “Luther” has been commissioned by Piers Wenger and Charlotte Moore, and is produced by BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial production arm, and co-produced with BBC America. In addition to Cross and Elba, executives producers include Marcus Wilson and Hilary Salmon for BBC Studios, and Elizabeth Kilgarriff for the BBC.