The fifth season of Luther will premiere on BBC One on New Year’s Day (Tuesday January 1st) at 9pm, it has been announced.
Created by Neil Cross, Luther follows Detective Chief Investigator John Luther, a near-genius detective struggling to cope with his own demons as he investigates major crimes for the Metropolitan Police Service. The drama series is produced by BBC Studios and stars Idris Elba as Detective Chief Inspector John Luther, Dermot Crowley as Detective Superintendent Martin Schenk, Michael Smiley as Benny Silver and Patrick Malahide as George Cornelius. Wunmi Mosaku and Hermione Norris join the cast this season as Detective Sergeant Catherine Halliday and Dr Vivien Lake, respectively.
In the four episode fifth season, when the moonless shadows of London give birth to a new nightmare, DCI John Luther is once more called to immerse himself in the deepest depths of human depravity. While the monstrous and seemingly indiscriminate killings become ever more audacious and public, Luther and new recruit D.S. Catherine Halliday are confounded by a complex tangle of leads and misdirection that seems designed to protect an untouchable corruption. But even as the case brings him closer than ever to the true face of evil, a reluctant Luther is forced to confront the unburied demons of his own recent past. Striding back into the line of fire, he must choose who to protect and who to sacrifice. Whatever his next move, it will have devastating consequences for those around him – and change John Luther forever.
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