Idris Elba reprises role as DCI John Luther for BBC's Luther specials

Published Monday, Mar 2 2015, 16:22 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Idris Elba took a happy selfie in the early hours of this morning as he told fans it was his first day filming the return of Luther.

Idris, 42, has reprised his role as DCI John Luther for two hour-long specials, which will be filmed in and around London.

Idris Elba begins filming the first of BBC's Luther specials - 1 March 2015.

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Idris posed with a thumbs up as he shared the selfie with fans at 5:32am. He said: "First day back to set of John Luther....stand by East London."

The picture left many fans excited, with one declaring: "Can't wait for the new season of Luther!! The best detective show on the planet!!"

Another said: "I'm so glad I'm awake to see this. I'm screaming with delight and doing my happy dance! #JohnLutherIsBack."

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

Idris Elba to reprise role as DCI John Luther - 19 November 2014.

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Idris as DCI John Lither.

Writer and creator Neil Cross, said at the time: "Ever since we said goodbye to John Luther on Southwark Bridge, there's hardly been a minute when I didn't wonder what happened next. So I decided to find out.

"We're putting the band back together; Luther is coming back where he belongs. Back to the BBC. Back to London. And back to work."

The series three finale was a gripping and nail-biting episode, as viewers watched the shock death of Luther's sidekick Justin Ripley.

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