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.



  • Luther (2010)
  • Idris Elba and Michael Smiley in Luther (2010)
  • Idris Elba in Luther (2010)
  • Luther (2010)
  • Michael Smiley in Luther (2010)
  • Idris Elba at an event for Beasts of No Nation (2015)

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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 Rose Teller: Want to know the real tragedy about marriage?
DCI John Luther: No, thanks.
DSU Rose Teller: Women always think men will change, but they don't. Men think women won't change, but they do.


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Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

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