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Season 2 of 'Luther' gets start date for BBC America

Aug. 29, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- BBC America says it will start airing a second season of its celebrated British police drama "Luther" next month.

In the show, Idris Elba stars as Detective Chief Inspector John Luther, a "super-intuitive detective struggling to cope with his own demons," the cable network said in a news release Monday.

Season 2 is four parts, the first of which is to premiere Sept. 28. The new run of episodes will air over four weeks and will feature two distinctive new crime stories from creator and suspense novelist Neil Cross.

"In the 'Luther' sequel, [we've got] bigger stories on a wider canvas. We've got some familiar faces and some new faces. We've got twists and turns. We've got bloodcurdling events on the streets of London," Cross said in a statement. "We've got fear and mayhem on a city-wide scale. We've got killers who'll make you want to check the doors and windows are locked before you go to bed at night. And at the heart of it all, we've got DCI John Luther -- a man in ruins, but with a heart the size of the moon. Bloodied and battered, but somehow still standing. And still doing what he can."

Elba has garnered both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for his role as John Luther. He was also honored at the 42nd NAACP Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special.

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