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A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.

Parental GuideTV-14

Status Ended

First Air Date 2010-05-04

Last Air Date 2019-01-04

Seasons 5

Episodes 20


TMDB 7.8


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Larry.Cohen shared a tip "If you liked The Wire you will LOVE Luther. Idris Elba at his best!"

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arleisha_strauder shared a tip "Yes!"

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joshua_smith_3234 shared a tip "Love this series, just not long enough."

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Tante143 shared a tip "Late to the Party! LOVE LUTHER (oh I never thought of Idris as Bond but I can now!!!"

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pamela_holman shared a tip "Fantastic!!! Could not stop watching."

shauna_9884 shared a tip "Wish there were more seasons."

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gary_brown_8296 shared a tip "A sleek, straight to the point thriller!"

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paris_hutchison shared a tip "Yes, it’s a very good show."

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emma_4886 shared a tip "Absolutely! Every episode has you on the edge of your seat. Idris Elba is fantastic in this."

brandon_cotton shared a tip "An absolute masterclass of acting from Idris Elba. I would watch this man read a phone book."

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jennifer_turner_756 shared a tip "Theeeee best!!"

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jeff_houston shared a tip "Too few episodes in a season, too short of a run. Loved this series!"

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Oldgray shared a tip "Idris Elba amazes."

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james_9089 shared a tip "Hadn’t seen this show in years...still outstanding!"

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emily_heisler shared a tip "One of the best series out there"

carrie_nygard shared a tip "Idris - nothing more to say"

heidi_walz shared a tip "Idris Elba."

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gillian_pearson_tattersall shared a tip "Luther is a Brilliant show"

mel_w. shared a tip "Dark, thrilling & deep!"

sharon_flinn shared a tip "I love this series. Though a few years old, it is timely. The main character is well-portrayed by Idris Elba."

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rae_schroder shared a tip "My first Idris Elba sighting, he is so good in this."

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eric_bickmann shared a tip "Good detective kind of show. 👍🏻"

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raven_young shared a tip "Great show! Seasons are short but worth watching"

iver_drake shared a tip "I like season two."

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kim_lewis_3430 shared a tip "Idris Elba and Ruth Wilson (from The Affair) made seasons 1 and 2 unforgettable."

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mitchell_welch shared a tip "I agree. Acting is amazing"

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musicismylife shared a tip "Why can't American TV have shows this good?"

janet_hall_3719 shared a tip "Best first 15 seconds of any tv show!"

donna_igo shared a tip "The first seasons are my fav"

eric_holloway_2774 shared a tip "From the 1st episode you'll be hooked that's a guarantee #getyourpopcornready"

veronique_sandefer shared a tip "unpredictable, interesting and great acting by all"

renee_dalziel shared a tip "I loved this show! (Could be I loved it so much because of the Idris eye candy) ❤️"

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jennifer_muchler shared a tip "Crime in a way you would never believe..."

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kayren_horvath shared a tip "British Detective Series, well written, great story! And the amazing acting!"

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drew_jennings shared a tip "Awesome brit crime series"

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hollie_kirkwood shared a tip "Similar to Dexter in that the main character pushes boundaries and the line between right and wrong."

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Wigglywag shared a tip "cops is badass"

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Diamond_love shared a tip "love this show"

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niki_dupre shared a tip "I love binge watching this"

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stateofjermaine shared a tip "Idris Elba. That's it. That's the reason."

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shayne_landon shared a tip "A great series."

jay_browder shared a tip "Great series but didn’t like the way it ended."

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shirleyismyprisonna shared a tip "Definitely one of the best shows ever!"

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tori_allen_2033 shared a tip "Such an intriguing series HIGHLY RECCOMEND if you want some good crime."

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rick_banawis shared a tip "Absolutely"

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michael_hudson shared a tip "Some of the most intense story lines in any cop show. Idris Elba is fantastic!"

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garry_robinson shared a tip "Really love it"

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shay_lindsey shared a tip "My favorite of all time"

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gary_brown shared a tip "A sharp hard-hitting drama, U.K. style!"

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lauren_stephens shared a tip "Fantastic. Love Luther’s interactions with people. Wish there was more."

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cynnndee shared a tip "Idris Elba is phenomenal!"

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kasb2020 shared a tip "The whole series excellent!"

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awesome_user_214573 shared a tip "moviespirit - movie maker pro"

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demarda_williams shared a tip "Great show!!."

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jordan_freeman_9963 shared a tip "Amazing"

alayne_4549 shared a tip "Edris Elba is amazing and gorgeous."

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veronica_ruiz shared a tip "Amazing, season 1 is the best."

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noah_sobeck shared a tip "If you like complicated and tormented main characters Luther is for you."

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kay_chan shared a tip "Perfect show to binge watch ... especially when every season is sadly short"

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david_yew shared a tip "Perfect British crime"

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cassandra_pangelinan shared a tip "Idris Elba as Luther is DEVASTATING"

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jason_fleury shared a tip "Need to pay attention, but a great british cop show"

robert_kennedy shared a tip "Great characters"

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tim_sarah_ginter shared a tip "Idris Elba with an incredible cast being his badass self. What more could you want?"

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althea_gray_9679 shared a tip "Brilliant acting. Brilliant stories."

tetchjan_simpson shared a tip "Very well written. Immediately addictive"

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sarah_strzalkowski shared a tip "I have a crush on Idris Elba so yes lol... But my boyfriend liked it too."

sharon_lunzmann shared a tip "I just came across it a couple of months ago. Wish I'd found ît sooner!"

paul_8465 shared a tip "Brilliant writing"

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ebony_vines shared a tip "One of the most compelling crime dramas ice ever seen!"

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janice_gauthier shared a tip "All of the Harlan Corben short series on Netflix. Safe, The Stranger, etc."

tawnya_israel shared a tip "Really excellent."

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ashley_carper_dicks shared a tip "It's fantastic! I only wish they'd make more seasons =)"

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jennifer_baxter shared a tip "One of my favs!"

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jennifer_baxter shared a tip "One of my favs!"

debbie_6363 shared a tip "Just the best. Worth re-watching"

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rob_hoff shared a tip "Excellent story"

scott_8374 shared a tip "I loved this show. It had a cop working with a murderer which reminded me of Silence of the Lambs."

lalolo shared a tip "The last season was a bit under cooked but in terms of deep psychological thrills, this show is unbeaten. Absolutely loved."

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natalie_baker_1771 shared a tip "The best series I've seen in a while. Great cast"

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tony_orecchio shared a tip "Entertaining,great storyline, subtle characters , good acting"

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stephanie_plyler shared a tip "So good!! Yes"

pat_byrnes shared a tip "Definitely"

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erin_perkins shared a tip "Hello Mr. Elba! And the series is great!"

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caleb_indenbaum shared a tip "The best!"

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stacy_lacy shared a tip "This series was good. I still can't decide whether he's a good guy or a bad guy."

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jhanae_renee shared a tip "Very good but I see that you like anime so you watch castlevania it’s a very good"

1985Inc shared a tip "Love love love it. Wish there was more!"

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rosie_de_la_cruz shared a tip "100%!!"

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jessica_romero_183 shared a tip "Amazing! I've watched it at least 3 times"

flora_marchmain shared a tip "Amazing performances & plotlines!"

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alisa_antonioli shared a tip "It’s VERY engrossing!"

amanda_daoust shared a tip "It's a perfect show to binge watch!"

jared_marshall shared a tip "Season 1 is BRILLIANT"

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kathleen_simons shared a tip "Brilliant show. Idris is amazing in it. Wish they'd do more of them."

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jaime_guzman shared a tip "Idris Elba is amazing in this BBC series and highly recommended!"

beth_currie shared a tip "I love Idris"

beth_currie shared a tip "I love Idris Elba!!!"

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anthony_wilson_3804 shared a tip "This is one of the best things I have ever seen on television. Brilliant in every way. An all time favorite!!"

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