Luther (2010–2018)

TV Series  |  TV-MA  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A crime drama series starring Idris Elba as a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.


  • Idris Elba in Luther (2010)
  • Michael Smiley in Luther (2010)
  • Luther (2010)
  • Idris Elba in Luther (2010)
  • Idris Elba and Michael Smiley in Luther (2010)

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Neil Cross

Did You Know?


Writer Neil Cross said that DCI John Luther is actually a combination of Sherlock Holmes and Columbo (1971); he takes the intelligence and ability to solve crimes from Holmes and the invert detective formula from Columbo.


DSU George Stark: There was a park ranger. In America, that is. He was struck seven times by lightning. Seven times. Actually made the Guinness Book of Records for being the unluckiest guy in the world. Or maybe the luckiest guy in the world. Depends on how you look ...


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Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

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