The BBC has released the official trailer for the fifth season of “Luther,” confirming rumors that the series will be launched around the same time as its Christmas broadcast. Also, BBC trailers like this come weeks at most ahead of launch so a specific date announcement of when the four episodes will air should be imminent.
Ruth Wilson’s Alice Morgan can be glimpsed ever so briefly in the clip which otherwise focuses on Idris Elba reprising his role as he hunts a very dangerous looking killer. The clip also shows British TV stalwarts like Hermione Norris (“Wire in the Blood,” “Spooks”) and Patrick Malahide (“Game of Thrones”) showing up, and Luther’s new partner Detective Sgt. Catherine Halliday (Wunmi Mosaku).
While the monstrous and seemingly indiscriminate killings become ever more audacious and public, Luther and Halliday are confounded by a complex tangle of leads and misdirection that seems designed to protect an untouchable corruption.