Luther Season 5

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General Overview

It’s a psychological crime drama created in Great Britain. The original storyline was created by Neil Cross. The first season consisting of six episodes started airing in May 2010. The second part of the series consisting of four episodes was released in the beginning of summer 2011. The third part of Luther consisted of four episodes too. The airing started in December 2015. Therefore, there are 4 seasons in the series with 16 episodes in total. Shall we wait for the fifth one?
Luther Season 5 Poster

The Plot and the Cast

John Luther is the protagonist of the series. He works as a Detective Chief Inspector dealing with Crimes in Serious Crime Unit. He is a faithful police officer always ready to do what he has to do. But he’s got quite a harsh personality – he is sometimes possessed, obsessive and even violent. The things he has to face every day are dark, severe, hateful crimes.
Luther’s work is the most important thing for him. He chose it as a dedication being a brilliant psychologist and an intelligent police officer, however, this dedication is not only a blessing, but often a horrible curse for him and for those close to him.
In the first episode of the project, Luther deals with a real psycho and a masterful murderer named Alice Morgan. He doesn’t have enough evidence and can’t put her behind bars. As the time goes, Alice becomes a sort of a partner for him being his nemesis and unlikely coworker. What can he do to finally punish one of the most cunning criminals in Britain?
The cast:
Luther Season 5 Promo

  • Idris Elba as DCI John Luther
  • Ruth Wilson as Alice Morgan
  • Steven Mackintosh as DCI Ian Reed
  • Indira Varma as Zoe Luther
  • Paul McGann as Mark North
  • Saskia Reeves as DSU Rose Teller
  • Warren Brown as DS Justin Ripley
  • Dermot Crowley as DCI/DSI Martin Schenk
  • Michael Smiley as Benny ‘Deadhead’ Silver
  • Nikki Amuka-Bird as DS/DCI Erin Gray
  • Aimee-Ffion Edwards as Jenny Jones
  • Kierston Wareing as Caroline Jones
  • Pam Ferris as Baba
  • David Dawson as Toby Kent
  • Alan Williams as Frank Hodge
  • Sienna Guillory as Mary Day
  • David O’Hara as DSU George Stark
  • Rose Leslie as DS Emma Lane
  • Laura Haddock as Megan Cantor
  • Darren Boyd as DCI Theo Bloom
  • John Heffernan as Steven Rose
  • Patrick Malahide as George Cornelius

Curious Fact

The original soundtrack for the series is called “Paradise Circus”, written and performed by Massive Attack.
Luther Season 5 Cast

Release Date Info

Idris Elba is very enthusiastic for the continuation. He is willing to participate in film adaptation of the story. On Primetime Emmy Awards in 2014, Neil Cross said that the series isn’t over yet and the future of Luther and the fifth season is quite possible. However, they’ll probably put the original idea into a big screen movie. Let’s hope for the better and don’t forget to share the news with us! Stay tuned and subscribe to the updates.


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