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LUTHER: Fifth Season Announced By BBC America

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BBC America Gives Go Ahead To Fifth Season Of Luther

BBC America has decided to green light an additional, fifth season of its parent network’s popular crime drama series Luther.

Debuting on BBC One in 2010, the British series proved to be enormously successful with viewers and critics alike, with star Idris Elba earning especial acclaim for his performance as the title character. Like many UK TV productions, however, the show received only a minimal amount of episodes, with a total of 16 episodes being spread out over the course of 4 seasons between 2010 and 2015. Compounding the frustration of some fans was the fact that the last season ended on a cliffhanger of sorts, leaving them to wonder what ever became of the hardnosed detective.

Fortunately for said fans, it looks like they will finally get their chance to find out. Deadline, the source of this story, quotes series creator Neil Cross as saying the following about the planned revival of the show:

The thing is, we’ve been asking ourselves the same question. Because we love John and wonder what he’s up to. And as for me, I’m scared of the monsters. The face at the window. The hand under the bed. The shadow at the end of the street. Who’s going to stop them, if not John Luther?

In the end, we picked up the phone to some old friends and asked if they’d like to find out what happens next. It turns out, they would. So that’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to find out what happens next.

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