London has one of its greatest protectors back, taking to the streets to take on the evils that men (and women) do. Though it’s been some time since Idris Elba (Thor: Ragnarok) first announced Detective John Luther was “back in London, back in the coat,” fans of BBC One‘s Luther are getting an exclusive trailer for the upcoming season. This season will be a co-production between BBC Studios and BBC America, with Jamie Payne (The Alienist, White Princess) tapped to direct all four episodes; and Elba, creator Neil Cross, Marcus Wilson, Hilary Salmon, and Elizabeth Kilgarriff set as executive producers.
Set to premiere on BBC One as part of their Festive Season lineup and on BBC America in 2019, here’s a look at what’s ahead for Det. John Luther (courtesy of a very cool, disturbing remix of Britney Spears‘ ‘Toxic’):
When the moonless shadows of London give birth to a new nightmare, DCI John Luther is once more called to immerse himself in the deepest depths of human depravity. While the monstrous and seemingly indiscriminate killings become ever more audacious and public, Luther and new recruit DS Catherine Halliday are confounded by a complex tangle of leads and misdirection that seems designed to protect an untouchable corruption. But even as the case brings him closer than ever to the true face of evil, a reluctant Luther is forced to confront the unburied demons of his own recent past. Striding back into the line of fire, he must choose who to protect and who to sacrifice. His next move will have devastating consequences for those around him — and change him forever.
Luther also stars Dermot Crowley as DSU Martin Schenk, Michael Smiley as Benny Silver, and Patrick Malahide as George Cornelius – with Ruth Wilson‘s Alice also set to return (!!!!). Joining the cast this season are Wunmi Mosaku as new recruit DS Catherine Halliday; and Hermione Norris as Dr Vivien Lake, a psychiatrist who cares for some of society’s most vulnerable.
BBC’s Elizabeth Kilgarriff, BBC Studios’ Marcus Wilson and Hilary Salmon, and Green Door Pictures’ Elba will executive produce the four-part season, commissioned by BBC One’s Piers Wenger and Charlotte Moore.