Wednesday 2nd June 2010
A brilliant detective tormented by the darker side of humanity, Luther shines a light where others fear to tread, into the hearts and minds of psychopaths and killers, and the shadowy spaces of his own soul...
Starring Idris Elba (The Wire), Luther is a gripping, smart and entertaining psychological thriller driven by an intellectually brilliant but emotionally impulsive cop. Created and written by Neil Cross, an acclaimed suspense novelist and lead writer for two series of the award-winning Spooks, Luther is released on DVD from 21st June 2010 from 2entertain.
For Luther, his profession is a vocation rather than a job. He serves his own idea of a moral order as much as rules and codes of criminal law. Throughout the series Luther faces a succession of psychological duels between hunter and the hunted, perpetrator and prey. We encounter his capacity for violence as well as his kindness; his sudden vulnerability and dizzying, visionary mind; why his wife left him for another man, and why his colleagues are frequently left open-mouthed in awe.
However as the intensity of his convictions combine with the violence of his passions, they provoke the question of whether Luther is a force for good or a man hell bent on self destruction. Luther's confidante is his arch-enemy Alice, a beautiful multiple-murderess who evades his grasp early on, and with whom he becomes locked in a lethal battle of wits.
As the stakes get ever higher and more personal, Luther's lonely path pulls him towards the very edge of temptation. Will his personal demons prove to be as dangerous as any of the criminals he pursues?
Idris Elba is joined by an all-star cast. Ruth Wilson (Jane Eyre) is Alice Morgan, beautiful, extraordinarily intelligent and a key witness in Luther's first investigation; Indira Varma (Hustle, Torchwwood) is Zoe Luther, who's had the strength to walk away from the man she still loves; Paul McGann (Collision, Doctor Who) is Mark North, unafraid to compete with Luther for Zoe's love and Steven Mackintosh (The Escapist) is DCI Ian Reed, a loyal friend.
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