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WATCH: BBC America greenlights ‘Luther’ fifth season with Idris Elba

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WATCH: BBC America greenlights ‘Luther’ fifth season with Idris Elba

/ 03:37 PM June 14, 2017

BBC America has given the go ahead for another season of the praised British crime drama “Luther”, with Idris Elba set to return in his iconic role as DCI John Luther.

The series, both written and created by Neil Cross, has seen much success since it originally aired on screens, and has earned a total of eleven Emmy nominations including outstanding TV movie and lead actor nom for Elba, who has won a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild award, NAACP Image Award and a Critics’ Choice Award for the role.

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While no additional cast details or a premiere date have yet been revealed, it is known that production for the fifth season, which will consist of a new, four-part limited series, is slated to begin early next year for BBC One in the UK and BBC America, Deadline reports.

Elba and Cross will executive produce with Marcus Wilson and Hilary Salmon for BBC Studios and Elizabeth Kilgarriff for the BBC. JB

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