Luther is a British psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as the titular character Detective Chief Inspector John Luther. The first series debuted on 4 May 2010, and ran for a total of six episodes.. The show follows the character of John Luther, a highly talented murder detective whose brilliant mind cannot always save him from the strength of his passions. Creator Neil Cross has said that Luther is influenced by both Sherlock Holmes and Columbo: The nature of Luther's intellect and its application to solving crimes is comparable to Holmes', whereas the show's use of the "inverted detective format" (wherein the audience is aware of the identity of the criminal but not of how they will be caught, as opposed to the conventional format of the audience discovering the criminal as the characters do) was inspired by Columbo. The series also appears to exist within the same fictional universe as a number of other crime dramas, due to mentions of a Detective Munch, who works within New York's Special Victims Unit.
Luther - S02E01 - Episode #2.1(Aired: 14 June 2011) Alice is now in a mental institution and Luther, after a failed suicide attempt, returns to work having been cleared of killing Zoe. Assisted by the loyal Justin he joins a team headed by ... See full summary »
Luther - S02E02 - Episode #2.2(Aired: 21 June 2011) Pell abducts and tortures Justin, who keeps himself alive by flattering the killer's vanity and manages to free himself and escape whilst Pell is out planning his climactic outrage, which ... See full summary »
Luther - S02E03 - Episode #2.3(Aired: 28 June 2011) Luther leaves Jenny in his flat to investigate an incident at a service station where a man with a baseball bat killed one motorist, maimed another and destroyed their cars. From CCTV ... See full summary »
Luther - S02E04 - Episode #2.4(Aired: 5 July 2011) Luther and Jenny dispose of Kent's body and give Baba cause to believe that he was actually killed by her other henchman Frank. To ensure that there will be no reprisals he threatens her ... See full summary »