BBC shares teaser for ‘Luther’ series four – watch

Idris Elba's London detective will return to BBC One for a two-part special next month (December)

BBC One has released a brief teaser for series four of Luther – check it out below.

Series four of Luther will actually be a two-part special set to air on BBC One in December. Idris Elba’s co-stars include Game Of Thrones actors Rose Leslie and Patrick Malahide, Fortitude‘s Darren Boyd, The Inbetweeners Movie actress Laura Haddock and Ripper Street‘s John Heffernan.

Meanwhile, Michael Smiley and Dermot Crowley have reprised their roles as Benny Silver and DSU Martin Schenk, though Ruth Wilson is not expected to return as Alice Morgan.

The BBC’s synopsis for the two-part special teases: “Luther’s back. Pitted against his most chilling adversary yet, haunted by the ghosts of his past and hell-bent on retribution, he’s drawn into a terrifyingly complex case that pushes him closer to the edge than he’s ever been.”

Created and written by Neil Cross, Luther began on BBC One in 2010 and the third and most recent series aired in 2013. The show has also been a hit in the US, with Elba winning a Golden Globe in 2012 for his performance in the title role.

A US remake of Luther has been in the works since November 2014 though Elba won’t be reprising his role for the American version. In March it was revealed that the remake has been delayed while producers continue to search for a lead actor.