If you have been waiting patiently for more “Luther”, have no fear, because Idris Elba is finally coming back to BBC America later this year. There are two things that British dramas are known for above all else: Making you wait a very long time, and then delivering short, but very strong seasons when they finally do come back. For more evidence on this, remember that “Sherlock” only runs three episodes a season. Meanwhile, season 3 of “Luther” is only one episode more, bringing its total up to four.
While the show will be back on the air in Britain this summer, American viewers are tragically going to have to wait until Tuesday, September 3 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. (Maybe you can consider this show airing on a Tuesday, a nice change after having to stick around Saturday nights to catch “Orphan Black” live, a reward.) The trailer below gives you a small sense of what you can expect, whether it be new villains, a new love interest, and Elba proving himself worthy yet again of every accolade that has come his way over the years.
There’s no question that in general, this has been quite a fantastic year for BBC America. “Orphan Black” has a shot at being an Emmy contender this year, and both it and fellow new original series “Copper” were granted renewals. You also have some co-productions out there (“Ripper Street”) that are successful, and of course “Doctor Who” remains the network’s most-successful property that they air.
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