|Notes ||Luther is a British crime drama television series starring Idris Elba as the title character DCI John Luther, written by Neil Cross. |
The first series comprised six episodes which ran in May and June 2010. A second series of four episodes aired on BBC One in June and July 2011. A third series was commissioned in 2012, comprising four episodes which aired in July 2013. A two-episode fourth series was broadcast in December 2015. A fifth series of four episodes premiered on 1 January 2019. BBC Studios handles the distribution of the series.