Idris Elba reveals season 5 will remain the same, “classic Luther”
Idris Elba has confirmed the new season of Luther will remain the show we know and love.
The popular BBC crime series is returning for its fifth season next year, after last being broadcast in 2015.
Luther actor Idris Elba has revealed that the show will not be deviating from its “classic” form, but staying true to the original style that made it such a success in the first place.
“We’re not reinventing the wheel,” Elba told Radio Times. “It’s classic Luther.”
Of course, details about the season five plot are being kept under wraps. However, Elba was able to reveal some tiny teasers on what fans can expect. He said: “I mean there is a lot of excitement about the characters that are in this one.”
When asked if he was referring to the character Alice Morgan (played by Ruth Wilson), Elba replied coyly: “We’ll have to wait and see. There’s no point trying to make something unfamiliar.”
However, Wilson herself did recently confirm the character’s return earlier this year, so we can take a pretty good guess at what he’s getting at.
“She is in it,” Wilson told The Independent. “It’s not what you expect. She’s definitely back for a bit. [Alice is] back with a vengeance.”
Luther is expected to return in early 2019 on BBC One.