‘Luther’ is a British psychological crime drama television series that airs on BBC One. Created and written by British novelist and screenwriter Neil Cross, ‘Luther’ follows the titular character, Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) John Luther, as he goes across England solving vicious and violent crimes.
A relatively old show, Season 1 of ‘Luther’, consisting of six episodes, first made its way to viewers’ screens on May 4, 2010, and was strongly praised by critics and audiences alike. Understandably, BBC renewed the show for a four-episode second season, which premiered on June 14, 2011. Season 2 received even more praise than Season 1, and subsequently, BBC renewed the show for another four-episode season. Season 3 premiered two years later on July 2, 2013, and was followed by a two-episode special Season 4, which premiered on December 15, 2015, Then, after a lull of four years, ‘Luther’ returned again with with a four-episode Season 5, which premiered on January 1, 2019.
With Season 5 having stunned viewers and critics into awe again, everyone’s wondering whether ‘Luther’ will return for Season 6. Here’s everything we know about it.
Luther Cast: Who is in it?
The titular character, DCI John Luther is played by none other than the charismatic and intense Idris Elba. Joining Elba’s side is Ruth Wilson, who plays Alice Morgan, a brilliant scientist with a murderous streak who comes to Luther’s aid every now and then.
Other cast members who get considerable screen time include Warren Brown as Detective Sergeant Justin Ripley, Dermot Crowley as Detective Superintendent Martin Schenk, Indira Varma as Luther’s estranged wife Zoe Luther, Paul McGann as Mark North, Steven MacKintosh as DCI Ian Reed, Nikki Amuka-Bird as DCI Erin Gray, Michael Smiley as Benny “Deadhead” Silver, and Saskia Reeves as Detective Superintendent Rose Teller. Additionally, the show has myriad other cast members who play minor characters who make recurring and episodic appearances.
It should be noted here that the appearance of the aforementioned characters are not guaranteed in every season, and over the five seasons that have aired, these characters have featured every now and then depending on each episode’s story arc. If ‘Luther’ does make a comeback with a sixth season, we expect at least Idris Elba and Ruth Wilson to reprise their roles.