Idris Elba says there’s a “big chance” of Luther returning

Luther actor hints at a new episodes for the detective drama

Idris Elba has hinted that Luther could be returning with new episodes, after responding to a fan question on Twitter.

The detective drama returned after a two-and-a-half year hiatus for a pair of hourlong episodes last December. Before that, four episodes aired in 2013 and 2011, and six were broadcast when the series debuted in 2010.

The fan asked Elba, “what’s the chance of a new series of Luther?” to which he replied, “Big chance. Watch this space..”


Last month, Elba was asked on This Morning if a Luther movie is a possibility, replying: “A film is on the wish list. I think John Luther could transfer really well to a film. We haven’t quite got there yet, but yeah man, it could happen.”

He also spoke optimistically about the possibility of Luther returning to the small screen in the future, saying: “I’d like to [do more episodes]. The audience loved John Luther and I don’t think the story’s over yet.”

On July 14, it was announced that he has been nominated for an Emmy Award for his performance in Luther’s recent two-part special, the third time he has been recognised by the Emmys for his performance as John Luther.