The Season 5 premiere on BBC One, the most watched show on New Year's Day in the UK, aired in the US on BBC America on 2 June 2019.
Ruth Wilson, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley and Patrick Malahide return for the four-part series as Alice Morgan, DSU Martin Schenk, Benny Silver and George Cornelius; Wunmi Mosaku joins as new recruit D.S. Catherine Halliday, Hermione Norris plays psychiatrist Dr Vivien Lake and Enzo Cilenti her husband Jeremy Lake.
When the moonless shadows of London give birth to a new nightmare, DCI John Luther must once again confront the depths of human depravity.
As a series of monstrous killings becomes ever more audacious, Luther and new recruit D.S. Catherine Halliday 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 will change John Luther forever.
Luther (4x60’) was commissioned by Piers Wenger and Charlotte Moore for BBC One, and is produced by BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial production arm and co-produced with BBC America. Executive producers are Idris Elba for Green Door Pictures, Neil Cross, Marcus Wilson and Hilary Salmon for BBC Studios and Elizabeth Kilgarriff for the BBC.
The series was produced by Derek Ritchie (Class, Doctor Who), directed by Jamie Payne (The Alienist, White Princess) and distributed by BBC Worldwide and co-produced with BBC America.
The first ever Luther movie opened in cinemas on 24 February and premiered on Netflix on 10 March 2023, and became the No. 1 movie on Netflix in its first weekend. In Luther: The Fallen Sun – an epic continuation of the award-winning television saga reimagined for film – a gruesome serial killer is terrorizing London while brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther (Idris Elba) sits behind bars. Haunted by his failure to capture the cyber psychopath who now taunts him, Luther decides to break out of prison to finish the job by any means necessary.
The gripping drama starring Justin Theroux and Melissa George debuted globally on Apple TV+ in April 2021
Hard Sun is a pre-apocalyptic crime drama set in contemporary London starring Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn.