The network announced on Monday that it will air a new four-part limited-series, starring Elba and written by creator Neil Cross.
Cross said he and Elba are constantly being asked for updates from “Luther” fans since the series aired a two-part special in 2015.
“What happened to John Luther after we last saw him striding unbowed through the streets of his city, his blood red London,” Cross said in a statement. “It can’t be over, can it? There’s so much we don’t know. So much unfinished business.”
The British crime drama with Elba as detective John Luther has become a binge-worthy favorite since its debut on BBC in 2010.
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