Cue squeals of joy echoing throughout TheMovies secret bunker that for once have little to do with comic books, space ships or Nick hurting himself. It’s been a bit over two years since Luther ended its phenomenal three season run, which starred Idris Elba as the grizzled and conflicted DCI John Luther. Much to the delight of fans everywhere the BBC recently announced that a special two-part season was in the works.
Here’s the official plot synopsis (courtesy of Den of Geek):
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.
Enough prattle – on with the trailer!
Intense as always. One of the things that always drew me to the character was seeing just how far he’d be willing to sink to get the job done, toeing the moral line, and with the stakes to high (and the season so short) this time looks to be no different.
In the UK the first episode will drop on 15 December and the second a week later on 22 December, while in the US both episodes will air back-to-back on 17 December – Christmas has indeed come early. So Luther fans… are you ready for police, the police?
Last Updated: November 30, 2015