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It’s a psychological crime drama created in Great Britain. The original storyline was created by Neil Cross. The first season consisting of six episodes started airing in May 2010. The second part of the series consisting of four episodes was released in the beginning of summer 2011. The third part of Luther consisted of four episodes too. The airing started in December 2015. Therefore, there are 4 seasons in the series with 16 episodes in total. Shall we wait for the fifth one?
The Plot and the Cast
John Luther is the protagonist of the series. He works as a Detective Chief Inspector dealing with Crimes in Serious Crime Unit. He is a faithful police officer always ready to do what he has to do. But he’s got quite a harsh personality – he is sometimes possessed, obsessive and even violent. The things he has to face every day are dark, severe, hateful crimes.
Luther’s work is the most important thing for him. He chose it as a dedication being a brilliant psychologist and an intelligent police officer, however, this dedication is not only a blessing, but often a horrible curse for him and for those close to him.
In the first episode of the project, Luther deals with a real psycho and a masterful murderer named Alice Morgan. He doesn’t have enough evidence and can’t put her behind bars. As the time goes, Alice becomes a sort of a partner for him being his nemesis and unlikely coworker. What can he do to finally punish one of the most cunning criminals in Britain?
Idris Elba as DCI John Luther
Ruth Wilson as Alice Morgan
Steven Mackintosh as DCI Ian Reed
Indira Varma as Zoe Luther
Paul McGann as Mark North
Saskia Reeves as DSU Rose Teller
Warren Brown as DS Justin Ripley
Dermot Crowley as DCI/DSI Martin Schenk
Michael Smiley as Benny ‘Deadhead’ Silver
Nikki Amuka-Bird as DS/DCI Erin Gray
Aimee-Ffion Edwards as Jenny Jones
Kierston Wareing as Caroline Jones
Pam Ferris as Baba
David Dawson as Toby Kent
Alan Williams as Frank Hodge
Sienna Guillory as Mary Day
David O’Hara as DSU George Stark
Rose Leslie as DS Emma Lane
Laura Haddock as Megan Cantor
Darren Boyd as DCI Theo Bloom
John Heffernan as Steven Rose
Patrick Malahide as George Cornelius
The original soundtrack for the series is called “Paradise Circus”, written and performed by Massive Attack.
Release Date Info
Idris Elba is very enthusiastic for the continuation. He is willing to participate in film adaptation of the story. On Primetime Emmy Awards in 2014, Neil Cross said that the series isn’t over yet and the future of Luther and the fifth season is quite possible. However, they’ll probably put the original idea into a big screen movie. Let’s hope for the better and don’t forget to share the news with us! Stay tuned and subscribe to the updates.