Back in March, Luther fans around the world rejoiced as production began on a new two-part special, slated to air on BBC and BBC America later this year. Earlier today, the official BBC America Twitter page revealed the first photo featuring Idris Elba as John Luther, who uses a man's sport coat against him. Apparently, anything you say, do, or wear can be used against you in the world of Luther.
Luther hasn't been on the air since the four-episode Season 3 ended in the summer of 2013. This new special will span two 60-minute episodes, following Idris Elba's DCI John Luther, who is pitted against his most chilling adversary yet. Haunted by the ghosts of his past and hell-bent on retribution, he's drawn into a terrifyingly complex case that pushes him closer to the edge than he's ever been.
Luther Series 4 was written and created by Emmy-nominated Neil Cross and directed by Sam Miller (No Good Deed, Fortitude). The special will also star Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey), Laura Haddock (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Inbetweeners), Darren Boyd (Fortitude, Spy), John Heffernan (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Ripper Street) and Patrick Malahide (Indian Summers, The Paradise). Michael Smiley and Dermot Crowley are returning as Benny Silver and DSU Martin Schenk respectively.
Luther is a BBC In-House Drama Production and BBC America co-production distributed by BBC Worldwide. It was commissioned by Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning and Charlotte Moore, Controller, BBC One. The executive producer is Elizabeth Kilgarriff for BBC Drama Production, England and the producer is Marcus Wilson. Luther is part of BBC America's ground-breaking drama slate including Orphan Black, Broadchurch, Ripper Street and upcoming titles Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Tatau, London Spy and The Last Kingdom.
With the release of this photo, it's possible that the first trailer is just around the corner for this highly-anticipated special. It isn't known if this will be the very last we'll see of John Luther, especially given how busy Idris Elba's career has become. While we wait for more details about the premiere date and the future of Luther, take a look at this new photo featuring Idris Elba.