Idris Elba says upcoming fifth season of crime drama Luther, also starring Ruth Wilson, will be 'extremely complex'

FP Staff

Dec 30, 2018 13:36:42 IST

Idris Elba has promised that the upcoming fifth season of his hit series Luther will be "extremely complex".

The 46-year-old actor, who plays the title role of DCI John Luther in the BBC police drama, said the new four-part show will be worth the wait.

 Idris Elba says upcoming fifth season of crime drama Luther, also starring Ruth Wilson, will be extremely complex

Idris Elba. Image via Twitter

"This season is extremely complex. There is one antagonist, one killer, but so many things fall out of that and it starts to unfold and unfold..."

"There are some really incredible moments. And I think there will definitely be things we haven't seen in Luther before. It's the one that really answers some of the unanswered questions about John," Elba said, according to DigitalSpy.

The new installment will also deliver some of the most "f**king horrible" sequences to feature on the series till date, he added.

The actor said working on a show like Luther is an exhausting commitment and the team needed to replenish themselves to be able to come back with full force.

"Luther wouldn't work if we did it year-in, year-out, because it's very dark. I think for Neil (Cross), and the producers, and my sanity...

"I couldn't do this all the time. I think the fans have grown to know that this doesn't come every year, and we do it slightly differently," Elba said.

The fifth series scheduled to premiere from 1 January.

It was recently announced that a movie version of Luther is in the works.

As per Variety, Elba said in an interview that the fifth season of the show will serve as a segue to movie version. He said,"Luther’ has all the ingredients to echo those classic [neo-noir] films of the 90s like Seven and Along Came a Spider, and I think what we would like to do is use that blueprint to create Luther the film.”

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

Updated Date: Dec 30, 2018 13:39:15 IST