Trailer for ‘Luther’ series three unveiled – watch

Idris Elba to return as Detective in July

A new trailer for the third series of Luther has been revealed – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch.

The BBC show, which stars The Wire‘s Idris Elba as DCI John Luther, is set to return to UK screens next month (July 2013).

The latest series will focus on Luther’s attempts to solve two conflicting crimes while being hounded by an ex-policeman, while it has also been revealed that his co-star Ruth Wilson, who plays the unhinged Alice Morgan, is also set to return.

It was announced in November last year that filming had begun on a new series of Luther, with the news confirmed via a special video message uploaded to the BBC YouTube channel. It revealed: “We start shooting in November. To create something as brilliant as Luther takes time. But it will be worth the wait. There will be four, perfectly dark, chillingly-formed episodes.

The first series of Luther ran for six episodes on BBC One in 2010, followed by a second series of four episodes in 2012. The show has also been a hit in the US, where Elba won a Golden Globe last year for his performance in the title role.