Idris Elba returns as Luther in two-part special - return date announced!

Published Monday, Nov 23 2015, 15:27 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
The two-part special of Luther will air on 15 December, it has been confirmed.

Idris Elba has reprised his role as DCI John Luther in two hour-long specials of the BBC One crime drama. Filming began in March and wrapped up in April, and now we can finally see the new storyline unravel next month.

In a dramatic teaser, John Luther can be heard saying: "You're scared of me… you should be."


The two-part Luther special will keep fans on the edge of their seats, as Idris previously promised that the forthcoming special would be "explosive".

Idris said: "It's great we've been able to do this Luther special. John is so close to my heart, he's part of me. The fans won't be disappointed with his return – it's explosive and definitely goes up a gear!"

It was announced in November last year that Idris would reprise his role in Luther, and it was welcome news for fans who thought the third series - which wrapped up in July 2014 - would be the very last.

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