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 - S01E02 - Episode #1.1(Aired: 5 September 2011) After a 7 month suspension, DCI John Luther returns to duty. With the assistance of DS Justin Ripley, he investigates a home invasion that resulted in the murders of Douglas and Laura ... See full summary »
Luther - S01E03 - Episode #1.2(Aired: 11 May 2010) DCI John Luther is still on the job - ex-wife Zoe's boyfriend Mark North doesn't pursue the assault charge - and he now investigates the murder of two police officers who were lured to site... See full summary »
Luther - S01E04 - Episode #1.3(Aired: 18 May 2010) John Luther is on the trail of a satanic occult killer who kidnaps a woman but leaves her baby in the living room. Things get harder when a man accuses Luther of attacking him. Things take a grisly turn when the woman is found.
Luther - S01E05 - Episode #1.4(Aired: 25 May 2010) The police have a serial killer on a murder spree numbering three victims in the last month. The frequency of his killing is increasing rapidly. The killer has been keeping mementos of his ... See full summary »