Luther (played by Idris Elba) is back and doing what he does best.
The BBC’s hit detective show will be back in the new year and will see both Elba and Ruth Wilson return to the series.
Fans have now been gifted their first look at Luther season five, and it seems like Luther will be getting himself into some more perilous situations.
The Detective Inspector often finds himself in sticky situations, yet this new trailer has him tied to a chair with a rather despicable crime lord playing a twisted game of Russian roulette with Luther.
The gangster, called George Cornelius’ (Patrick Malahide), is asking Luther where his son Alastair is.
Cornelius loads his gun with one bullet and says he’s only going to ask him a maximum of five times.
This is when he starts firing, yet Luther, being the resourceful man he is, manages to break his chair and sets himself free before it’s too late.
Luther then grabs hold of the gun, and he starts asking questions of his own.
It’s undoubtedly a very thrilling scene and will give fans a good taste of what’s to come in season five.
Naturally, they’ll be desperate to know what happens next.
The season will be four episodes long, and each one has been directed by Jamie Payne (The Alienist and White Princess).
Meanwhile, Wilson recently revealed a Luther spinoff series focusing on her character, Alice Morgan, has been discussed with producers at the BBC.
“We’ve talked about it actually,” the actress told The Sun.
“Yes, definitely, if the script is right and the storyline is right.
“It’s funny. People like watching her because she comes in and out. If you watched a whole episode of her, would it be the same? I don’t know.
“I’m interested — if the script is right, yes.
“You’d have to make the show quite different in style though, and get inside her head,” she finished.
Throughout Luther’s four seasons, viewers have seen Alice and Luther go from being sworn enemies to allies, friends even.
Alice was believed to be dead at the beginning of season four, yet she has been confirmed to be in season five, so fans will be looking forward to seeing her return.
Luther season five will air on BBC One in 2019.