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First Trailer For Luther Season 5 Perfectly Sets The Tone

The first trailer for season 5 of Luther, starring Idris Elba, has hit the web and though it doesn't show us much, it does perfectly set the tone.

Luther fans, rejoice! Idris Elba’s gruff detective will don that signature tweed coat once again for what’s said to be an “utterly heart-stopping and unmissable” four-part season, which is coming soon.

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That’s right, a new run of Luther is on the way, folks, and it’ll herald John Luther’s first small-screen appearance since December of 2015. Sure, Elba has since reprised as the iconic sleuth, specifically for a Sport Relief sketch, but with the show’s co-creator and writer Neil Cross also on board, fans will no doubt be looking forward to this all-new fifth installment with bated breath. And while the BBC has yet to announce a firm date for when it’ll hit airwaves, we now have the first trailer to feast on.


Seen above, it offers very little unfortunately. There’s no hint of the plot or what the titular detective will be getting up to this time, but with Elba walking towards the camera looking bruised and battered, and the tagline “This Will Hurt,” it perfectly sets the tone for what’ll no doubt be another deliciously dark season of the hit show. In short, it’s really all we need to get excited and with a late 2018 premiere expected, we imagine we’ll be getting more soon.

Last we saw of DSI John Luther, he was tackling crime opposite DS Emma Lane (Rose Leslie), but with no mention of casting at this stage, the jury’s still out on who will join Idris Elba for season 5. Perhaps we’ll see the return of Ruth Wilson’s chilling Alice? We’ll have to wait and see, but with things now in motion, it’s time to start getting hyped for the return of Luther, because in all honesty, it’s been far too long since we last saw him.