Luther Season 5: Idris Elba Is "Back in London, Back in the Coat"

Luther Season 5: Idris Elba Is "Back in London, Back in the Coat"
Credit: BBC America

London has one of its greatest protectors back, investigating the evils that the streets spew out. Idris Elba (Thor: Ragnarok) took to Twitter on Thursday to let fans know that Detective John Luther was "back in London, back in the coat" – which means Elba is back to filming new episodes of BBC One's Luther. With a fifth season announced in June 2017, Jamie Payne (The Alienist, White Princess) has been tapped to direct all four episodes; with Elba, creator Neil Cross, Marcus Wilson, Hilary Salmon and Elizabeth Kilgarriff.

"We missed John Luther. We missed some old friends. And we wanted to make the biggest, scariest, darkest, most thrilling series of Luther there's ever been. So that's what we've come back to do." – Cross

Here's a look a the video Elba posted to his Twitter account:

Dermot Crowley's DSU Martin Schenk is set to return for the fifth season, joining Michael Smiley's Benny Silver and Patrick Malahide's George Cornelius. Wunmi Mosaku will be joining the cast this season as new recruit Detective Sgt. Catherine Halliday. Having won a BAFTA in 2017 for her performance in BBC's Damilola, Our Loved Boy, the actress can currently be seen in Channel 4's Kiri and Netflix's The End of the F—ing World.

luther season 5 idris elba filming
Credit: BBC America

"As a series of monstrous killings becomes ever more audacious, Luther and new recruit D.S. Catherine Halliday [played by Black Mirror's Wunmi Mosaku] are confounded by a tangle of leads and misdirection that seems designed to protect an unspeakable horror. But, even as the case brings him closer than ever to the nature of true evil, a reluctant Luther must also face the ghosts of his own 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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