The much awaited return of Idris Elba in a fourth season of the British crime procedural “Luther” is expected to happen before the year’s out, but when specifically has been a matter of debate.
Today, BBC America has at least cleared up when the U.S. will get the new eps. Turns out the new season, which consists of two telemovies, is being broadcast as one three hour long special on the U.S. cable channel on Thursday December 17th.
It presently remains unclear when the new “Luther” episodes will hit the U.K. beyond a rough December date, also uncertain is what format they’ll take. There’s also a new extended synopsis for the new season which you can read below:
“This time we find Luther on a leave of absence from the police force, laying low in a rundown cottage. A visit from colleagues, Detective Chief Inspector Theo Bloom (Darren Boyd, Veep, The World’s End) and Detective Sergeant Emma Lane (Rose Leslie, The Last Witch Hunter, Game of Thrones) brings a shocking piece of news that draws him back to London in search of the truth.
At the same time, a gruesome cannibalistic serial killer has struck the city, eating body parts as he goes. With a trail of clues leading from one crime scene to the next, Detective Superintendent Unit Martin Schenk (Dermot Crowley, Babel, Bleak House) and his team must work out the twisted logic that connects each victim. But this murdering mastermind is more than a match for Schenk’s police, outsmarting them at every step.
It’s not long before Luther makes his triumphant return to the Bullpen, determined to capture the killer before another mutilated body joins the mounting pile. But he’s dogged at every turn by ghosts from his past. Isolated and volatile, it will take every fiber of Luther’s being to keep it together.