First-look: Idris Elba in Luther Special – picture

‘Luther’ returns for two new episodes

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With the long-awaited Luther special on the horizon, the BBC has unveiled a new picture (above) from the two-part episode starring Idris Elba in the title role of DCI John Luther.

The picture shows Luther seemingly covering the identity of a man with his coat; or unceremoniously dragging him?

Michael Smiley and Dermot Crowley will also be reprising their roles as Benny Silver and DSU Martin Schenk respectively.

The drama will also feature Rose LeslieLaura HaddockDarren BoydJohn Heffernan and Patrick Malahide.

Luther will air on BBC One in the UK and BBC America in the US this Autumn.