First footage for Luther series 5 reveals Idris Elba getting tortured
It’s been one year since it was confirmed that Golden Globe winner Idris Elba (Hobbs & Shaw) is returning for more Luther. Now BBC One has finally released the first look preview from their award-winning crime drama’s upcoming fifth series. The video features Elba reprising his role as Detective Chief Inspector John Luther while being violently interrogated by a gangster named George Cornelius. However, towards the end of the clip, John gains the upper hand and immediately flips the situation by pointing the gun at the enemies. Check out the video below!
The four-part limited-series will be written by creator Neil Cross. He further elaborated on the process of the series returning, saying:
“Now what? It’s a question Idris and I get asked a lot. What happened to John Luther after we last saw him striding unbowed through the streets of his city, his blood red London? It can’t be over, can it? There’s so much we don’t know. So much unfinished business. The thing is, we’ve been asking ourselves the same question. Because we love John and wonder what he’s up to. And as for me, I’m scared of the monsters. The face at the window. The hand under the bed. The shadow at the end of the street. Who’s going to stop them, if not John Luther? In the end, we picked up the phone to some old 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 coming back. That’s what.”
First premiering in 2010, Luther stars Elba as the titular obsessive detective and has seen him gain a Golden Globe award, a Screen Actors Guild award, an NAACP Image Award, a Critics’ Choice Award, and four Emmy nominations.