Luther: filming starts on the new series this week

Idris Elba is suited up, as production gets underway on Luther series 5 this week.

The new run will consist of four episodes, each written by the series’ creator, Neil Cross. Each instalment will run for an hour apiece. The series was first confirmed by the BBC last June, and Cross at the time admitted that the question of what next for the character of John Luther was one very much at the forefront of his mind.

We’re promised that unfinished business will be dealt with in the series, and it’s likely to debut on BBC One later this year. More casting details are expected in due course.

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