Idris Elba will reprise his role of London homicide detective John Luther in a new four-part fifth season of The BBC’s “Luther”.
Creator Neil Cross is on board to shepherd the production, set to begin early next year on BBC and BBC America. Cross tells Variety he and Elba decided there was a great deal of “unfinished business” for the character to tackle in a new batch of episodes:
“Because we love John and wonder what he’s up to. In the end, we picked up the phone to some old friends and asked if they’d like to find out what happens next. It turns out, they would. So that’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to find out what happens next.”
The series first premiered in 2010 and has grabbed seven Emmy nominations to date. The most recent fourth season aired in December 2015.