Luther begins filming this week for BBC One

LUther Filming starts this week on the fifth series of BBC One’s London-set crime drama Luther with Idris Elba as the eponymous cop. 

The show’s creator Neil Cross has written the series as a 4 x 60 and the drama is made in-house by BBC Studios with BBC America on board as a co-producer.

Elba and Cross executive produce alongside Marcus Wilson, Hilary Salmon and Elizabeth Kilgarriff. 

The series has won several gongs with Elba scooping a Critics’ Choice Television Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe for his performance. 

When the commission was first confirmed, 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.”

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