As most Luther fans will already know, filming for series five of the drama is officially underway, and we seriously can't wait to get our weekly fix of Idris Elba once again.

It has already been confirmed that Idris will be back as DCI John Luther in the new-four part series alongside Michael Smiley, Patrick Malahide and Dermot Crowley, as well as new addition Wunmi Mosaku who will play DS Catherine Halliday.

At the beginning of the month, Idris even treated us to a sneak peek behind the scenes at the filming for the new series. Take a look here...


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Now that the filming for season five has progressed, we've also found out some pretty exciting news as Digital Spy just confirmed that Alice Morgan is back.

Throughout season four fans where left wondering where on earth Alice was, however Ruth Wilson who plays her character, has now been spotted on set filming with Idris. How exciting.

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Unfortunately, Ruth was unable to take part in season four because she had already committed to filming award-winning US drama The Affair around the same time.

The last we heard of her character, psychotic Alice was thought to be killed off-screen when she was drowned by Megan, who is played by Laura Haddock. Although, we were never entirely sure whether Megan had gone through with it.

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Now it turns out that the award-winning writer, Neil Cross, wanted to use this to explain Alice's absence but also leave the door open for her to possibly come back. Very clever indeed.

As Digital Spy points out, although we know that Ruth has been back on set filming, we don't know whether her character is actually alive, as she could potentially be back to film flashback scenes. Who knows?

Unfortunately, Luther isn't set to be back on our screens until late 2018, so we'll just sit patiently waiting for more updates until then.

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on emma.rosemurgey@pretty52.com

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