Luther is a British crime drama programme starring Idris Elba as the title character, DCI John Luther. Written by Neil Cross, the first series, comprising six episodes, ran in May and June 2010. A second series of four episodes aired on BBC One in June and July 2011. A third series was commissioned in 2012, comprising four episodes aired in July 2013. A two-episode fourth series was broadcast in December 2015. A fifth series has been announced with filming due to start in early 2018.
Elba has received critical acclaim for the role of John Luther, and has been awarded a Critics’ Choice Television Award, Golden Globe Award, NAACP Image Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance. The series has also received eleven Primetime Emmy Award nominations in various categories, including four nominations of Elba for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.