Filming has begun on BBC One’s two-part Luther special, with Idris Elba back on set to reprise his iconic role.
The special sees Luther pitted against his most chilling adversary yet, haunted by the ghosts of his past and hell-bent on retribution but he’s soon drawn into a terrifyingly complex case that pushes him closer to the edge than he’s ever been.
Elba says: “It’s great we’ve been able to do this Luther special. John is so close to my heart, he’s part of me. The fans won’t be disappointed with his return – it’s explosive and definitely goes up a gear!”
Michael Smiley and Dermot Crowley returning as Benny Silver and DSU Martin Schenk respectively.
The cast also includes Rose Leslie (Game Of Thrones, Downton Abbey), Laura Haddock (Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Inbetweeners Movie), Darren Boyd (Fortitude, Spy), John Heffernan (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Ripper Street) and Patrick Malahide (Indian Summers, The Paradise).
Written and created by Emmy nominated Neil Cross and directed by Sam Miller, the special is due to air on BBC One this autumn.
Executive Producer Elizabeth Kilgarriff said: “It’s very exciting to have Idris Elba back as DCI John Luther and to be in east London shooting the show’s fourth instalment.
“Neil Cross has pulled out all the stops to make this the biggest, scariest story yet and it’s a privilege to welcome such a glittering array of acting talent to our already stellar cast.”