Idris Elba starts filming S5 Luther
11 January 2018 - 11:00 AM

Idris Elba starts filming S5 Luther

Share article:

Idris Elba has started filming for the "explosive" new series of "Luther" in London.

The 45-year-old actor - who plays DCI John Luther in the crime show - has admitted it feels "good to be back" in his home town and in his alter ego's famous coat to shoot the forthcoming fifth instalment of the detective drama after three years away.

Idris - who spends a lot of time in the US now - said: "It's good to be back in the coat."

And writer Neil Cross has teased that the new series will be the "biggest, scariest, darkest and most thrilling" they've ever created as Luther and his new recruit D.S. Catherine Halliday (Wunmi Mosaku) attempt to crack the case of monstrous killings.

Neil explained: "We missed John Luther. We missed some old friends. And we wanted to make the biggest, scariest, darkest, most thrilling series of "Luther" there's ever been. So that's what we've come back to do."

Idris Elba wants viewers to 'relate' to In The Long Run

Idris Elba wants viewers to 'relate' to In The Long Run

29 March 2018 - 11:00 AM

Idris Elba wants viewers to 'relate' to In The Long Run

However, the new instalment won't just see Luther crack a big case, the handsome detective must also face the ghosts of his own past and, whatever his next move, it will have devastating consequences for those around him and change him forever.

Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, said: "It's fantastic to have Idris Elba and the team back filming in London and we are thrilled that the exceptional Wunmi Mosaku will be returning to BBC One to join this already stellar cast. Neil Cross" scripts for this fifth series of "Luther" are explosive and fans won't be disappointed."

Idris Elba wants viewers to 'relate' to In The Long Run

Idris Elba wants viewers to 'relate' to In The Long Run

29 March 2018 - 10:00 AM

Idris Elba wants viewers to 'relate' to In The Long Run

Hilary Salmon, Executive Producer for BBC Studios added: "There aren't many shows where the first day of filming feels like an event but "Luther" is certainly one of them. Thrilled to be in production with a new series of the show that has set the bar in terms of British television crime drama."

"Luther" - a four-part series - will return to screens later this year.

Ernie Wise's wife Doreen dies aged 86
20 April 2018

Ernie Wise's wife Doreen dies aged 86

Ernie Wise's wife Doreen dies aged 86
Paul O'Grady calls pal Dale Winton 'Mr Showbiz' in open letter
20 April 2018

Paul O'Grady calls pal Dale Winton 'Mr Showbiz' in open letter

Paul O'Grady calls pal Dale Winton 'Mr Showbiz' in open letter
Carl Fogarty slams Ant McPartlin for 'running off to rehab'
20 April 2018

Carl Fogarty slams Ant McPartlin for 'running off to rehab'

Carl Fogarty slams Ant McPartlin for 'running off to rehab'
Friday Night Dinner to return in May
20 April 2018

Friday Night Dinner to return in May

Friday Night Dinner to return in May
Paul Hollywood's young lover doesn't care about 30-year age gap
20 April 2018

Paul Hollywood's young lover doesn't care about 30-year age gap

Paul Hollywood's young lover doesn't care about 30-year age gap
Joel Dommett confirms jungle return
20 April 2018

Joel Dommett confirms jungle return

Joel Dommett confirms jungle return
Dale Winton's pal says host told him: 'I've had enough'
20 April 2018

Dale Winton's pal says host told him: 'I've had enough'

Dale Winton's pal says host told him: 'I've had enough'
Peter Kay announces unscripted Car Share to air next month
19 April 2018

Peter Kay announces unscripted Car Share to air next month

Peter Kay announces unscripted Car Share to air next month
Dale Winton's Florida Fly Drive will air in summer
19 April 2018

Dale Winton's Florida Fly Drive will air in summer

Dale Winton's Florida Fly Drive will air in summer
Dale Winton's death is 'unexplained'
19 April 2018

Dale Winton's death is 'unexplained'

Dale Winton's death is 'unexplained'
Davinia Taylor thought post-natal depression would kill her
19 April 2018

Davinia Taylor thought post-natal depression would kill her

Davinia Taylor thought post-natal depression would kill her
Alan Halsall gets Andy Whyment hooked on hot yoga
19 April 2018

Alan Halsall gets Andy Whyment hooked on hot yoga

Alan Halsall gets Andy Whyment hooked on hot yoga