BBC First confirms new Luther season 5 coming February 3

• Idris Elba month: Luther seasons 1-4 available on demand from January 3

BBC First has announced the fifth instalment of Luther will air on Sundays at 8.30pm from February 3. Created by Emmy-nominated writer Neil Cross and starring Idris Elba and Golden Globe winning actress Ruth Wilson, the four-part series is set to be as chilling and gruesome as ever.

As a series of monstrous killings becomes ever more audacious, the series features Luther and new recruit DS Catherine Halliday are confounded by a tangle of leads and misdirection that seems designed to protect an unspeakable horror.

But even as the case brings him closer than ever to the nature of true evil, a reluctant Luther faces the ghosts of his own past. Striding back into the line of fire, he must choose who to protect, and who to sacrifice.

Directed by Sam Miller (Cardiac Arrest, The Life) the series also stars Wunmi Mosaku (The End of the F**king World, Vera, Dancing on the Edge) who joins the cast as Luther’s sidekick Catherine Halliday, Hermione Norris (Cold Feet, Spooks), Patrick Malahide (Game of Thrones) and Dermot Crowley (Stars Wars: Return of the Jedi).

Series 1 to 4 of Luther will be available to stream on demand from January 3 until June 2019.

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