Idris Elba has started shooting a two-part Luther special in London. This new adventure for Elba’s troubled, titular cop has been written by Neil Cross, the creator of the beloved BBC America show. “Luther’s back,” explains the two-parter’s official synopsis. “Pitted against his most chilling adversary yet, haunted by the ghosts of his past and hell-bent on retribution, he’s drawn into a terrifyingly complex case that pushes him closer to the edge than he’s ever been.”
The Luther special will also star Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones), Laura Haddock (Guardians of the Galaxy), Darren Boyd, John Heffernan, and Patrick Malahide. Michael Smiley (A Field in England) and Dermot Crowley will return as Benny Silver and Martin Schenk respectively.
“It’s very exciting to have Idris Elba back as DCI John Luther and to be in East London shooting the show’s fourth installment,” said executive producer Elizabeth Kilgarriff. “Neil Cross has pulled out all the stops to make this the biggest, scariest story yet and it’s a privilege to welcome such a glittering array of acting talent to our already stellar cast.”