Edris Elba promises us a ‘classic Luther’ as he drops cryptic hints about season 5. John Luther returns to BBC for four more episodes of season 5 of the troubled-detective – crime drama. Edris Elba who portrays John Luther recently talked about Season 5 of the series. He said: “It’s classic Luther. We’re not reinventing the wheel.”
Edris has starred in A-list movie projects in the past years. We saw him in ‘The Revenant’ and ‘The Moutain Between Us’ last. But now he’s going to be back as Luther for good. It was the fame of Luther that made Edris Elba into a household name. The actor refused to give us details about season 5. He said:
“I can’t say. I’m sorry. I can’t give you anything.” (But he did leave us with a few cryptic hints on the season.) “I mean there is a lot of excitement about the characters that are in this one. We’ll have to wait and see. There’s no point trying to make something unfamiliar.”
Now, what could this excitement that Edris is talking about mean? He could imply it for the Killer Alice (Ruth Wilson) or his sidekick DS Emma Lane (Rose Leslie). Just guesswork at my end.
Why Did Luther Decide To Come Back?
Edris first did Luther 7 years ago. Why the show-runners decided to do series five has been explained by him in the following lines:
“Luther has never been scheduled to do it every year. We do it whenever we want, and that’s why this feels like a good time to come back; it’s just because we’ve been away for a while. There is unfinished business, but there’s also more Luther. There’s more of that complex character that I love to play.”
Luther: Release Date, Teaser, and Plot
Luther is expected to be back on TV (BBC 1) in the latter half of 2018. The air-date hasn’t been confirmed by BBC 1. All BBC has said on its end is: “It’s coming soon.” The teaser though has been revealed by the show-runners.
Neil cross spoke about the plot of season 5. He offered a brief explanation of the plot lines. He said:
“Now what? It’s a question Idris, and I get asked a lot. What happened to John Luther after we last saw him striding unbowed through the streets of his city, his blood red London? It can’t be over, can it? There’s so much we don’t know. So much unfinished business. The thing is, we’ve been asking ourselves the same question. Because we love John and wonder what he’s up to. And as for me, I’m scared of the monsters. The face at the window. The hand under the bed. The shadow at the end of the street. Who’s going to stop them, if not John Luther?
In the end, we picked up the phone to some old friends and asked if they’d like to find out what happens next. It turns out; they would. So that’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to find out what happens next. Now what? Luther’s coming back. That’s what.”
Production of Luther has begun as was confirmed by the video on Edris Elba’s Twitter page. The video showed the very first day of Edris Elba playing Luther on set.
Luther: Season 5 Cast
The cast of the show will remain the same. Edris as the detective. Ruth Wilson’s enigmatic Killer Alice could also be seen again. Wunmi Mosaku also joins the cast as a recruit DS Catherine Halliday. She could very well play Luther’s new sidekick. Would that mean that DS Emma Lane (Rose Leslie) is out of the show? All of this remains to be seen. Dr. Vivien Lake is slated to be played by Hermione Norris. She will assist Luther to get to the bottom of crimes happening.
Luther – The Movie?
If you may remember correctly show creator Neil Cross sparked excitement amongst the fans four years ago when he introduced the idea of Luther-The Movie. Neil claimed that a film adaptation had been written. No action was taken by showrunners since then. Edris, however, seemed to share the same excitement for the movie once shown by his creative team.
“It’s very much in our minds, the film. I think it could be an amazing series of films. It’s taken on some different legs, but it feels like it would be magnified more – open Luther in terms of what he can do, on a film scale.”
We will be back with more news and updates on Luther Season 5.