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Series Three is the third series of Luther, for which shooting began in November 2012.


Production History[]

When originally asked about a potential third series, Idris Elba said, "We'll have to see what the appetite is like for it at the end of this series. If it's a good, healthy appetite then we'll figure out how we're going to do some more."

In August 2011, BBC One controller announced in August 2011 that a third series had been commissioned. It is expected that the lead cast from the second series will return to make four, hour-long episodes and this will air in either late 2012 or early 2013. On 19 October 2012 the official BBC Facebook fan page for Luther released a video showing Idris Elba holding what appeared to be the script for Episode 1 of the new series "Luther III".

On 1 November 2012, the BBC Luther website and Facebook page put up an announcement in the form of a video 'graphic novel' montage with details about the third series which will consist of four episodes described in the video as 'four perfectly dark chillingly-formed chapters'. A mysterious statement was then made about Alice Morgan: 'is she coming back?....only Alice knows'. It was later revealed that Alice would be back for the third series.

Creator and Writer: Neil Cross

On August 22, 2013 it was announced by series writer and creator Neil Cross that Luther would not return for a fourth season.  There was talk that a Luther movie was in the works.

Season four has been announced and will air in a 2 episode special on 15 December, 2015 on BBC One and on 17 December on BBC America in a three hour special.

New Cast Members & Guest Stars[]

  • Sienna Guillory as Mary Day, Luther's new love interest
  • David O'Hara as DSU George Stark who is committed to bringing Luther to justice
  • Lucian Msamati as Ken Barnaby
  • Ned Dennehy as William Carney
  • Maria Miles as Tess Barnaby
  • Sasha Behar as Dani Lane
  • Selva Rasalingam as Craig Lane
  • Shaun Mason as Sean "Beanie" Beamish
  • Kevin Fuller as Paul Ellis
  • Elliot Cowan as Tom Marwood
  • Georgina French as Natalia Green
  • Simon Wilson as Dr. Joe Green
Series: Series OneSeries TwoSeries ThreeSeries FourSeries Five
Creators: Neil Cross
Broadcasts: BBC OneBBC HD