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Luther Series Four Synopsis And Possible Air Date

The BBC has released a new synopsis for the hotly anticipated series four of Luther which will see Idris Elbra reprise the role of Detective John Luther not on the big screen as originally thought, but back on our TV screens this December.

We say December; BBC America have announced that the special, originally filmed as a two-parter, will be shown as a three hour feature length special on the 17th December 2015. There is no confirmation from the BBC here in the UK on when we will be getting more Luther and if it will be in two-parts or as a feature length TV special too.

While we wait for that announcement, here's the official synopsis...

"This time we find Luther on a leave of absence from the police force, laying low in a rundown cottage. A visit from colleagues, Detective Chief Inspector Theo Bloom (Darren Boyd, Veep, The World’s End) and Detective Sergeant Emma Lane (Rose Leslie, The Last Witch Hunter, Game of Thrones) brings a shocking piece of news that draws him back to London in search of the truth. At the same time, a gruesome cannibalistic serial killer has struck the city, eating body parts as he goes.

“With a trail of clues leading from one crime scene to the next, Detective Superintendent Unit Martin Schenk (Dermot Crowley, Babel, Bleak House) and his team must work out the twisted logic that connects each victim. But this murdering mastermind is more than a match for Schenk’s police, outsmarting them at every step. It’s not long before Luther makes his triumphant return to the Bullpen, determined to capture the killer before another mutilated body joins the mounting pile. But he’s dogged at every turn by ghosts from his past. Isolated and volatile, it will take every fiber of Luther’s being to keep it together.

“Written and created by Emmy-nominated Neil Cross and directed by Sam Miller (No Good Deed, Fortitude) the Luther special also stars Laura Haddock (Guardians of the Galaxy, Ripper Street, Da Vinci’s Demons)as Megan Cantor, a mysterious woman from Luther’s past, John Heffernan (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Ripper Street) as the sadistic cannibal Steven Rose, Patrick Malahide (Indian Summers, Game of Thrones) as George Cornelius, an old school gangster, and Michael Smiley (Doctor Who, Ripper Street) returning as computer whiz Benny Silver.

You'll notice that Ruth Wilson will not be back as the psychopathic Alice Morgan. Hopefully there is still life in Luther for her to make another appearance further down the line...

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