Following a long period without any new updates on Luther, the BBC announced this month that the highly anticipated fifth season of Luther will be returning to screens this New Year’s Day. The four brand new episodes will be shown on consecutive nights from January 1 to 4 at 9pm. Bt is there hope for more DCI John Luther (played by Idris Elba) on the horizon after this?
Will there be another season of Luther?
Nothing is confirmed, but Idris Elba fuelled rumours surrounding a possible Luther season six last week.
In an interview with Empire, The Wire star said: “This season is not the end.
“But there are some real changes that will happen.”
He added: “Our ambition is it falls on the scale of Seven.”
This could also mean that a potential movie is in the works.
How well season five does in ratings and reviews will likely determine the show’s future.
When will Luther season 6 be released?
If Luther gets the go-ahead for a sixth season, there is really no telling when it would come out.
Each run has come out at a different time so a season six release date is anyone’s guess.
Perhaps the BBC will aim for another Christmas or New Year’s release depending on the success of this year’s outing.
What will happen in Luther season 5?
The synopsis for the new series from the BBC also gives away some more hints for what can be expected in the upcoming episodes.
It reads: “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.
“Whatever his next move, it will have devastating consequences for those around him — and change John Luther forever.”
Luther season 5 premieres on BBC One on January 1, 2019 at 9pm