British actor Idris Elba has seen his career shoot to new heights, with roles in some top Hollywood movies, such as Thor: The Dark World, as well as roles in hit television shows, such as The Wire. However, it is in the role as Luther that fans will recognise him most and, with Luther season three just around the corner, Idris has revealed what fans can expect from the new season.
Elba told Collider, "Internally, we wanted to get closer to Luther and not follow a route of him getting more and more depressed, taking drugs and wanting to shoot himself. We wanted to get to know him a little bit better and find out what he would do under pressure. Understanding the legacy of everything he’s lived with, how do we get into that? Having him investigated was the ultimate autopsy on him. And we wanted to make that stretch over the season, so that at the end, when we say the last words, 'Now what?,' we wanted the audience to say, 'Now what?,' and literally look at Luther and go, 'I don’t know where you can go from here, pal.'"
He added, "We wanted to really look at the weight of his actions and how that’s changed him, or not changed him. At the same time, we want to really keep our audience thrilled. Our bad guys in Luther are always vivid and horrible, but we wanted to enhance that this season, elevating it in a darker way. That was the theme we wanted to explore."
As well as Idris Elba, Luther also stars Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley and Ruth Wilson. Luther season three has already aired in the UK but it will premiere on BBC America on September 3.