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First Image from Idris Elba’s 2-Part ‘Luther’ Special Debuts

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First Image from Idris Elba’s 2-Part ‘Luther’ Special Debuts

Debuting today via BBC America’s Twitter account, a new photo from the upcoming two-part “Luther” special shows Idris Elba in action as the titular detective, apparently coercing a suspect into the street.

“Luther’s back,” touts BBC America’s promotional copy for the upcoming special. “Pitted against his most chilling adversary yet, haunted by the ghosts of his past and hell-bent on retribution, he’s drawn into a terrifyingly complex case that pushes him closer to the edge than he’s ever been.”

“Ever since we said goodbye to John Luther on Southwark Bridge, there’s hardly been a minute when I didn’t wonder what happened next. So I decided to find out,” creator Neil Cross said in 2014 of the decision to return to the world of “Luther.”

Debuting in 2010 on BBC One, the psychological drama stars Elba as Detective Chief Inspector John Luther, whose obsessive dedication to his work leads him to be consumed by the darkness of the crimes he investigates. Luther concluded its third season in July 2013, with Cross revealing soon afterward that he’d written a movie prequel. Whether that script forms some part of the miniseries remains to be seen.

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