Idris Elba to return to Luther

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 June 2017
Idris Elba

Idris Elba

Idris Elba will reprise his role as DCI John Luther in the forthcoming fifth series of 'Luther'

Idris Elba is set to return for another series of 'Luther'.

Fans have been eagerly waiting to find out whether the detective drama show will return for another instalment since the fourth batch of episodes hit screens just under two years ago and, following months of speculation, writer Neil Cross has confirmed it will be back and the 44-year-old actor will reprise his role as DCI John Luther.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Neil said: "Now what? It's a question Idris and I get asked a lot... '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. 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?"

And Idris is really looking forward to putting his character's famous coat back on.

He said: "Neil, the BBC and I have been talking about a further season and I am thrilled we have been able to bring it all together. I look forward to putting the coat back on."

Bosses are determined to keep details of the forthcoming series under wraps for the time being but they have teased it will be full of "big surprises" and shocking scenes.

Executive Producer Hilary Salmon added that BBC Studios "will be pulling out all the stops to make the show bigger, bolder and of course more scary than ever."

It's not yet known whether fifth series will go into production or be ready to air.