Idris Elba steps onto set for Luther two-part special

It’s great we’ve been able to do this Luther special. John is so close to my heart, he’s part of me. The fans won’t be disappointed with his return – it’s explosive and definitely goes up a gear!Idris Elba
Date: 04.03.2015     Last updated: 04.03.2015 at 10.22
Golden Globe winning actor Idris Elba reprises his iconic role as DCI John Luther, as he begins filming in London for a Luther two-part event special.

Luther's back. Pitted against his most chilling adversary yet, haunted by the ghosts of his past and hell-bent on retribution, he’s drawn into a terrifyingly complex case that pushes him closer to the edge than he’s ever been.

Idris Elba says: "It’s great we’ve been able to do this Luther special. John is so close to my heart, he’s part of me. The fans won’t be disappointed with his return – it’s explosive and definitely goes up a gear!"

Written and created by Emmy nominated Neil Cross and directed by Sam Miller (No Good Deed, Fortitude) this Luther 2x60-minute special will also star Rose Leslie (Game Of Thrones, Downton Abbey), Laura Haddock (Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Inbetweeners Movie), Darren Boyd (Fortitude, Spy), John Heffernan (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Ripper Street) and Patrick Malahide (Indian Summers, The Paradise), with Michael Smiley and Dermot Crowley returning as Benny Silver and DSU Martin Schenk respectively.

Luther is a BBC In-House Drama Production and BBC America co-production distributed by BBC Worldwide. It was commissioned by Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning and Charlotte Moore, Controller, BBC One. The Executive Producer is Elizabeth Kilgarriff for BBC Drama Production, England and the producer is Marcus Wilson.

Elizabeth Kilgarriff says: “It’s very exciting to have Idris Elba back as DCI John Luther and to be in east London shooting the show’s fourth instalment. Neil Cross has pulled out all the stops to make this the biggest, scariest story yet and it’s a privilege to welcome such a glittering array of acting talent to our already stellar cast.”

The special is due to transmit on BBC One this autumn.

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