VIDEO: BBC America to Air Season 2 of 'Luther' Starring Idris Elba

Idris Elba as Detective John Luther
Idris Elba as Detective John Luther

EURweb is reporting that on the heels of his NAACP Image Award win for outstanding actor in a television movie, miniseries or dramatic special, the BBC will air a second season of Idris Elba's Luther. Perry Simon, general manager, channels, for BBC Worldwide America, says: "It's great to be involved once again with such a critically acclaimed series and to have Idris back on BBC America in this iconic role. He fully deserves the prestigious awards and accolades he's received for playing this dark and deeply disturbed character. With an even more intense storyline awaiting him, Idris will take Luther to a whole new level."


Luther follows the personal and professional life of Detective John Luther, whose brand of law enforcement is sophisticated yet grimy. Driven by the murder of his wife, he takes on criminals with no holds barred. The excellent cinematography and speedy editing take viewers on an intense ride as Luther works with and against his team to solve crimes. The original six-part miniseries was lauded by fans and critics alike when it was first broadcast on BBC America in October.

Elba's star is continuing to rise, which is refreshing. It still boggles the mind that his outstanding performance as Stringer Bell in HBO's The Wire was completely overlooked by critics and awards shows. Like The Wire, Luther is extremely well done. Kudos to BBC America for giving a talented brother a starring role in a quality television series/miniseries.

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