Luther Series 5 gears up

Luther The fifth series of the London-set crime drama Luther starring Idris Elba is readying for pre-production with filming set for early 2018. 

The show’s creator Neil Cross has written the series, which will be delivered to BBC One and BBC America as 4 x 60 episodes.

When it was first announced, Cross said: “What happened to John Luther after we last saw him striding unbowed through the streets of his city, his blood-red London? It can’t be over, can it? There’s so much we don’t know. So much unfinished business.”

The drama is made in-house by BBC Studios and co-produced by BBC America. The executive producers are Elba, Cross, Marcus Wilson, Hilary Salmon and Elizabeth Kilgarriff. 

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London remains a busy filming hub, with projects such as Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, Informer, Marcella and Press among the TV projects currently in production in the capital. 
 

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