BBC America is bringing Luther back for another cycle.
The cabler announced Monday that it is reuniting star Idris Elba and creator Neil Cross for a four-episode fifth deteriorate of a fan- favorite drama. Production will start this year; a premiere date has not nonetheless been determined.
This will move a dear array into a fifth cycle and adult a sum partial count to 21, including final year’s one-off special.
“Now what? It’s a doubt Idris and we get asked a lot. What happened to John Luther after we final saw him striding unbowed by a streets of his city, his blood red London? It can’t be over, can it? There’s so most we don’t know. So most unprepared business,” Cross said. “The thing is, we’ve been seeking ourselves a same question. Because we adore John and consternation what he’s adult to. And as for me, I’m frightened of a monsters. The face during a window. The palm underneath a bed. The shade during a finish of a street. Who’s going to stop them, if not John Luther? In a end, we picked adult a phone to some aged 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 entrance back. That’s what.”
The array is constructed by BBC Studios and BBC America. Cross executive produces alongside Elba, Marcus Wilson and Hilary Salmon for BBC Studios, with Elizabeth Kilgarriff for BBC.
“Neil, a BBC and we have been articulate about a serve deteriorate and we am anxious that we have been means to move it all together. we demeanour brazen to putting a cloak behind on,” Elba said.
Added BBC America boss Sarah Barnett: “Luther is compulsive, unnerving television. Neil Cross, Idris Elba and a group are geniuses and we all wait with bated exhale to see what happens subsequent in this blindingly shining show.”
For BBC America, a preference comes as a cabler only launched a final deteriorate of scripted play Orphan Black.
For his part, Elba has been an in-demand actor in films and on TV. On a underline side, his credits embody Thor: Ragnarok and The Dark Tower; on a small-screen, he exec constructed Showtime’s Guerrilla and was trustworthy to a Luther reboot during Fox.