BBC Confirms Air Date For New Series Of Luther

The BBC has announced a release date for the brand new series of Luther, and it can't come quick enough.

Idris Elba will be returning to his iconic role of DIC John Luther on New Year's Day for a four-part special series.

Fans won't have to be waiting weeks for each instalment either, as the total four episodes will run over four consecutive days.

The series will air on BBC One at 9pm on the first day of the year until the 4th, so make a date in your diaries to ensure you don't miss out.

The official synopsis is promising all the drama of the previous series, with plenty of sinister twists and turns.

As the Beeb puts it best: "When the moonless shadows of London give birth to a new nightmare, DCI John Luther played by Idris Elba 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 played by Wunmi Mosaku 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."

Viewers have already been treated to a trailer for series five, which saw Luther return to our screens accompanied by a new partner.

The duo go on the trail of another deranged killer on a murderous spree across London. The teaser also flashed back to past characters including East End villain George Cornelius.

Fans were also teased with the return of twisted love interest Alice Morgan, who was presumed dead at the end of the last series.

Luther series five returns to BBC One at 9pm on New Year's Day.

Featured Image Credit: BBC One

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