Before the title sequence gets underway, John Luther has already chased a child murderer almost to death. The man is in coma, and the Detective Chief Inspector is suspended. The six-part BBC mini-series LUTHER does not waste any time – fans of the crime film genre quickly find all elements in place that make their hearts grow fonder: there is a brilliant Inspector who does not always play by the rules, and must fight an entire pack of inner demons, there are shrewd and cunning criminal adversaries, and there is a plot full of surprises. The first episode of LUTHER begins with the eponymous hero returning to work. A tricky case already awaits him: the double murder of young Alice Morgan’s parents. Luther soon suspects the child prodigy has killed her father and mother, but proof is lacking. Has she committed the perfect crime? Charismatic Brit Idris Elba, whom TV series aficionados know as drug lord Russell »Stringer« from THE WIRE, stars in the title role.
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Selected filmography Idris Elba
BUFFALO SOLDIER (2001), LAW & ORDER (2001), THE WIRE (2004), 28 WEEKS LATER (2007), AMERICAN GANGSTER (2007), ROCKNROLLA (2008), OBSESSED (2009), THE OFFICE (2009)