The new series of Luther will start on New Year’s Day
Luther fans we have good news for you! The date for the return of DCI John Luther has been confirmed, with the first episode of the hit BBC police drama’s fifth series airing on New Year’s Day.
Luther will be broadcast across successive nights, with the whole of the new four-part series airing from January 1 to 4.
Idris Elba has returned to the role of the haunted rogue detective, who is tasked with delving into London’s criminal underworld.
A trailer for the new series shows Luther hunting down a masked killer, with dark and suspenseful clips from the Neil Cross-written drama.
The BBC described the premise of the series, saying: “While the monstrous and seemingly indiscriminate killings become ever more audacious and public, Luther and new recruit DS Catherine Halliday played by Wunmi Mosaku are confounded by a complex tangle of leads and misdirection that seems designed to protect an untouchable corruption.”
Each episode of the new series will air at 9pm on BBC One and iPlayer.