DCI John Luther is a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.


Neil Cross
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Series cast summary:
Idris Elba ...  DCI John Luther 21 episodes, 2010-2019
Dermot Crowley ...  DSU Martin Schenk / ... 17 episodes, 2010-2019
Michael Smiley ...  Benny Silver / ... 17 episodes, 2010-2019
Warren Brown ...  DS Justin Ripley 16 episodes, 2010-2015
Ruth Wilson ...  Alice Morgan 13 episodes, 2010-2019
Paul McGann ...  Mark North 11 episodes, 2010-2019


John Luther is a police detective, and a very good one. He deals with murder cases, often involving serial killers, and has a knack for getting inside the mind of the killer. However, his methods, personality and troubled private life often get him into strife with his superiors, leading some to regard him as the problem rather than the solution. Written by grantss

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Luther Review
3 August 2020 | by ahmedgorshySee all my reviews

This series is unlike any other series you will see and I will explain in a few small reasons why. First, the series seems very traditional in the beginning, and the acting seems strange, and I did not think I would want to complete it, but I was shocked by the improvement that occurs from the first episode in the first season to the last of the season, and the development continues in everything in the story and events and the representation of Idris Elba, which improves in each episode and Every season. The series reaches its climax in the third season and whoever does not follow it has wasted a lot of his or her life. My favorite character is Alice, she is the best character in the show. I am sad and worried that the show may come out from the list of the best in AMDB, but as you know the fifth season is weak, but this is the case for all series. My rating for each season is as follows The first season was held at 8.9 out of 10 The second season I give it 9.0 Season three I give it 9.7 out of 10 Season 4 i give it 8.5 Season 5 i give it 7.0 The show is relly good

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