The BBC has released a new clip from the upcoming series 5 of Luther

The scene sees Idris Elba‘s grizzled detective being interrogated by George, as he demands Luther reveals the location of his son Alistair, who appears to have been kidnapped. 

It was announced in June 2017 that series co-creator Neil Cross had signed up Elba to return for four brand new episodes of the crime series. The character was last seen on screen in 2015.

While plot details remain sparse, the first look at the series came with one bold warning: “This will hurt.” Elba has teased the show’s return promising a “classic” return to form by assuring fans: “We’re not reinventing the wheel.”

The new series will see the return of Alice Morgan, the murderer turned ally played by Ruth Wilson who confirmed her appearance to The Independent earlier this year. 

 


“[Alice] is in it,” she said, adding: “It’s not what you expect. She’s definitely back for a bit. She is back with a vengeance.”

The series has generated a cult fan base since it began in 2010. Cross has made no secret of the fact that he’d like to bring the character to the big screen following the show’s success overseas. Discussing these plans, Elba added: “It’s very much in our minds, the film. I think it could be an amazing series of films.”

Luther series five currently has no premiere date.

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