Idris Elba Begins Filming Luther Season Five

Idris Elba has begun filming in London for the four-part fifth season of Luther, where he must once again confront the depths of human depravity.

As a series of monstrous killings becomes ever more audacious, Luther (Idris Elba) and new recruit DS Catherine Hallyday (Wunmi Mosaku) are confounded by a tangle of leads and misdirection that seems designed to protect an unspeakable horror.

But even as the case brings him closer than ever to the nature of true evil, a reluctant Luther must also face the ghosts of his own past. Striding back into the line of fire, he must choose who to protect and who to sacrifice.

Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, says: “It’s fantastic to have Idris Elba and the team back filming in London… Neil Cross’ scripts for this fifth series of Luther are explosive and fans won’t be disappointed.”