‘Luther’ Season 5 Trailer: Alice Returns, a Creepy New Killer Arrives


Check out the official trailer to arrive for Luther season 5.

Idris Elba is back as the near-genius DCI John Luther for a fifth season, and it looks like a doozy of a chapter. First of all, we’ve got a new, very creepy, mask-wearing serial killer on our hands. Secondly, Luther has a new partner in the form of Detective Sgt. Catherine Halliday (Wunmi Mosaku), and it looks like she’s going to, naturally, have a bit of an issue with some of his tactics. And thirdly… yeah, she’s back. It’s only a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it flash, but coming off the line “I always thought she’d be the end of you. Think she’d be the end of us all” it’s a damn exciting confirmation of Ruth Wilson’s return as Alice Morgan.

And although it’s been around 4 years since season 4 and there’s a potential full-circle narrative close coming with Alice’s return, don’t expect this next chapter to be the finale. “This season is not the end,” Elba has told Empire, the outlet that also released a new season 5 image below. “But there are some real changes that will happen.” Exciting stuff!

The four-episode fifth season of the fantastic crime series will be hitting BBC One in December.

Official synopsis for Luther season 5:

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.

BBC / Empire


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