Luther season 6: Will there be more Luther? Creator spills details

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Season five of Luther concluded in January 2010 and ever since fans have been waiting for news about the show’s future. A Luther film was rumoured to be in the works alongside a sixth series. has everything you need to know.

Will there be more Luther?

There is great news for fans of psychological crime drama Luther.

Creator Neil Cross has not only hinted at a Luther film, but he also suggested there will be more series to come.

Speaking to and other press at the launch of his new ITV drama, The Sister, Cross was asked about the future of Luther.

When pressed on the talks of a Luther film, Cross joked: “Ask Idris [Elba]. We are… I don’t know what I’m allowed to say, which is an answer in of itself.”

He added: “Words are my job and I’ve lost them all.”

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The writer then alluded to the future of the show.

Cross said: “We want to make more Luther, we are going to make more Luther.

“The details, the hows, the whys and whatnot, that is all to come but we are going to make more.”

Luther stars Elba as DCI John Luther and Ruth Wilson as Alice Morgan.

The series premiered in 2010 and received critical praise across the world.

For his performance in the series, Elba has received a Critics’ Choice Television Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award.

The show itself has also received 11 Emmy nominations over the past five seasons.

Since January 2019, Luther fans have demanding more on screen.
One fan tweeted: “Finished watched Luther and now I don’t know what I’m going to do with my life. @idriselba where is season six please”

A second fan said: “Where is Luther season six?!! #bbc #lutherbbc.”

A third fan added: “I want a season six of Luther that only focuses on his origins.”

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If Luther season six is going ahead, it is hard to predict when the series will air.

Season one premiered in 2010, followed by season two in 2011 and series three in 2013.

Season four aired in 2015 and fans had to wait four years for season five to air in 2019.

Hopefully, the wait for season six will not be as long. will update this article when more information is available.

If a sixth series does not go ahead, fans should keep their fingers crossed for a film.

Speaking to and other press after accepting his Virgin Media BAFTA Special Award in Summer 2020, Elba discussed his hopes of a Luther film.

He said: “I’d like to see it come to a film and that’s where I think we are heading towards a film.

“So I’m looking forward to making that happen. It is happening and I’m hoping it is going to be happening soon.

“With a film, the sky is the limit. You can be a little bit more bold.

“The storylines may be more international and up the scale.

“John Luther is always going to be John Luther.”

Luther is available to watch on the BBC iPlayer

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