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Luther Season 5 wins New Year's Day

As described by Deadline Hollywood (2 Jan 2019):

Idris Elba returned to his iconic role as the titular detective in BBC One crime drama Luther on Tuesday night. The kick-off of the next chapter in the Neil Cross created show averaged 5.6M viewers in the overnights, peaking at 5.9M, and was the most-watched program of New Year’s Day in the UK. A 25.7 share is the highest the series has earned across the debuts of its five seasons while the number of viewers ties with Seasons 1 and 2. Luther will air on BBC America in the U.S., though a date has not yet been announced.

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Luther - Series 1

...the actors' skill - and Cross' admirable ability to explore his characters' boundaries without either calcifying or forsaking them - allows "Luther" to be superhuman in both the ordinary and extraordinary sense.

Los Angeles Times

Luther - Series 2

“Gritty, brooding, emotionally raw . . . whatever you call it, Luther is powerful TV.”

San Francisco Chronicle

Luther - Series 3

It gets darker, scarier and more captivating with each episode as Luther matches wits with killers and cops alike . . . the outstanding Elba broods like no other actor, and adds nuance to the series beyond the excellent writing of series creator Neil Cross and his team

Sunday Mirror