Idris Elba stars in Neil Cross' first, thrilling, six-part series Luther, a dark psychological crime thriller that takes a bold new look at the detective genre on BBC One.
Elba, best known for his performance in the award-winning HBO series The Wire, playing drug kingpin Russell Stringer Bell, now finds himself on the other side of the law as John Luther, a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.
Idris Elba is joined by an all-star cast--Ruth Wilson (Small Island, Jane Eyre) is Alice Morgan, beautiful, extraordinarily intelligent and a key witness in Luther's first investigation; Steven Mackintosh (Criminal Justice ) is Detective Chief Inspector Ian Reed, Luther's loyal friend and work colleague; Indira Varma (Rome) is Zoe Luther, whose had the strength to walk away from the man she still loves; Paul McGann (Withnail and I,Horatio Hornblower) is Mark North, unafraid to compete with Luther for Zoe's love; Saskia Reeves (Bodies) is Detective Superintendent (DSU) Rose Teller, Luther's risk-taking boss;, and Warren Brown (Occupation) is Detective Sergeant, Justin Ripley, Luther's loyal, awestruck new partner.
Now on episode two, wondering if anyone else has seen this new drama on BBC1. Looks good so far.