Much like “Sherlock” with Benedict Cumberbatch, the BBC’s detective drama “Luther” with Idris Elba is one of those shows that can happily go for a year if not two or more between its very short runs of 2-4 episodes a season.
Part of that is due to the scheduling of its much in demand leading man. But, like Cumberbatch is to his Holmes, Elba is loyal to the character of tortured homicide detective DCI John Luther and has previously expressed happiness in returning to the role if there’s a strong enough reason for it.
The fourth season came to a close in 2015 and at last report, that seemed to be it with creator Neil Cross and Elba suggesting if it were to continue it would likely be in a film. Even so, Elba keeps getting asked about more and today seemed to fans the flames of a rumored fifth season with the following response to a fan who asked about the chances of it:
Big chance. Watch this space..https://t.co/XbLuK5Fwww
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) August 28, 2016
Elba recently wrapped filming on Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” film adaptation, is expected to imminently return to the role of Heimdall for “Thor: Ragnarok,” will take on a role in several episodes of “Guerilla,” shoot the film’s “Molly’s Game” and “The Mountain Between Us,” and has been prepping and training for the three-part kickboxing documentary series “Idris Elba: Fighter”.
Where he’ll find the time for more “Luther” is anyone’s guess at this point.