Idris Elba will return to his iconic role as the gritty and gutsy detective “Luther” in a new one-hour special from the BBC. Elba’s Luther is a mastermind investigator who, despite his rather rampant impulsivity, hunts down the most dangerous murderers in London, maneuvering psychological mind-games until his prey has been captured.
In the upcoming special, Luther has left his line of work in an attempt at a “normal,” “peaceful” life. However, when a crazed serial killer hits Luther close to home, the detective gets back in the game and stops at nothing to catch what may be his most dangerous target yet.
The new special will air December 17 at 9pm on BBC America.