What time is Luther on tonight and will there be a 6th series?
5th January 2019

The hit show has had fans gripped since it launch on New Year's Day – but will DCI John Luther be back for a sixth series?

What time is Luther on BBC One tonight?

The gripping drama returned to TV on New Year's Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at 9pm on BBC One.

Episode four, the last in the series, airs tonight at 9pm and goes up against Billy Connolly: Made in Scotland on BBC Two, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire on ITV? and The Big Fat Quiz of Everything.

Episode three had fans in tears as beloved character Benny Silver was killed off.

After it has aired you will be able to watch it on the BBC iPlayer.

Who's in the cast of Luther series 5?

The show has a star cast:

  • Idris Elba as John Luther
  • Ruth Wilson as Alice Morgan –  despite being killed off-screen
  • Hermione Norris as psychiatrist Dr Vivien Lake
  • Wunmi Mosaku as D.S. Catherine Halliday.
  • Dermot Crowley as DSU Martin Schenk
  • Michael Smiley as Benny Silver
  • Patrick Malahide as George Cornelius
  • Paul McGann as Mark Noth

Will there be a Luther season 6?

Nothing has been confirmed about whether the cop thriller will come back for a sixth season.

But in an interview with Empire magazine, Elba did suggest that tonight's episode is not the end of the line for DCI Luther.

He said: "This season is not the end. But there are some real changes that will happen."

There have also been suggestions the TV series could end and Luther could head to the big screen for a one-off movie special.

What has happened so far in Luther?

Luther is an award-winning BBC detective drama following the troubled and volatile DCI John Luther, played by Idris Elba.

Beginning in 2010, the programme has shown the London detective becoming increasingly consumed by the heinous crimes he's been investigating with the Serious and Serial Crime Units.

The first series saw him form an unlikely bond with seductive psychopath Alice Morgan (Ruth Wilson), and they formed a twisted romance before Alice mysteriously disappeared.

Series four, which unfolded over a mere two episodes in 2015, saw Luther chase a cannibalistic killer with Cotard syndrome alongside his new colleague Emma.

Critics mostly agreed on the fact the ending, which saw Luther walking alone in his famous trench coat with few answers and fewer friends, was not a satisfying conclusion for fans.

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