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Idris Elba to return for Luther mini-series (2015)

Idris Elba as Luther

Story by Jack Foley

IDRIS Elba is to reprise his role as Luther in a new two-part mini-series in 2015.

BBC America has revived the popular detective drama, which will also see series creator Neil Cross writing the two hour-long episodes.

He has long maintained that Luther could make a comeback, either on TV or even on the big screen.

And he said in a statement: “Ever since we said goodbye to John Luther on Southwark Bridge, there’s hardly been a minute when I didn’t wonder what happened next.

“So, I decided to find out. We’re putting the band back together; Luther is coming back where he belongs. Back to the BBC. Back to London. And back to work.”

Production is due to commence in March in and around London for a debut in late 2015.

Luther is one of several revivals recently confirmed by the BBC, including Orphan Black, Broadchurch, The Game, The Musketeers and Ripper Street.

Luther is one of the BBC’s highest-rated original series and has so far run for three seasons and 14 episodes between 2010 and 2013.