Luther series 5: watch the brutal new clip

Idris Elba is back in his iconic coat in the first clip from Luther series 5, which sees the beloved detective tied to a chair and tortured by Patrick Malahide’s gangster character George Cornelius.

BBC One shared the footage on Twitter, dubbing it an “early Christmas present” for Luther‘s loyal legion of fans:

And here’s the official synopsis, which will give you a little bit more to go on:

“When the moonless shadows of London give birth to a new nightmare, DCI John Luther must once again confront the depths of human depravity. As a series of monstrous killings becomes ever more audacious, Luther and new recruit D.S. Catherine Halliday are confounded by a tangle of leads and misdirection that seems designed to protect an unspeakable horror.

“But even as the case brings him closer than ever to the nature of true evil, a reluctant Luther must also face the ghosts of his own past. Striding back into the line of fire, he must choose who to protect… and who to sacrifice. Whatever his next move, it will have devastating consequences for those around him — and change John Luther forever.”

We don’t yet know the release date for Luther series 5, but the Beeb has promised that it is “coming soon”. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as we hear more.