Luther series 5

Luther series 5: first trailer drops

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Luther, Neil Cross’ acclaimed crime drama, is set to return this Christmas and the BBC have just released the first trailer..

With Ruth Wilson’s fan favourite Alice Morgan set to return to the series, Idris Elba confirming series 5 won’t be the show’s last outing and a meaty synopsis it’s a great time to be a Luther fan.

That synopsis goes a little like this:

When the moonless shadows of London give birth to a new nightmare, DCI John Luther played by Idris Elba is once more called to immerse himself in the deepest depths of human depravity.

“While the monstrous and seemingly indiscriminate killings become ever more audacious and public, Luther and new recruit D.S. Catherine Halliday played by Wunmi Mosaku are confounded by a complex tangle of leads and misdirection that seems designed to protect an untouchable corruption.

“But even as the case brings him closer than ever to the true face of evil, a reluctant Luther is forced to confront the unburied demons of his own recent past. Striding back into the line of fire, he must choose who to protect and who to sacrifice.

And here’s the trailer…

Luther returns this Christmas and we’ll pass on an airdate when it’s announced.

Digital Spy