‘Luther’ Season 3 Premiere Date & Plot Details Revealed

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The 2-year wait for Luther season 3 will be over this fall, as BBC America has announced that Neil Cross’s fan-favorite series will be returning on September 3 with a week marathon of all 4 episodes – and what’s more, some plot details of this upcoming season were also included.

In BBC America’s press release, it was announced that Luther season 3 will air from September 3-6 at 10pm, essentially turning the short-season show into its own miniseries. What all will happen in the highly-anticipated episodes is still unknown, but the plot description below hints at a few things:

John Luther, the near-genius detective struggling to cope with his own demons, is back under intense pressure – with two conflicting crimes to investigate and a ruthless ex-cop determined to bring him down. Luther’s life is his job, that is until love crosses his path and offers him a chance of happiness. Sienna Guillory (“Resident Evil,” “Love Actually”) joins the cast as Mary, a woman who works in a vintage clothing shop and meets Luther in a chance encounter. But is Mary ready to accept Luther’s past? And can Luther leave it behind?

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After playing a deadly game of fire with a psychopath in the season 2 finale, it appears that season 3 will introduce a new love interest to help Luther explore – and deal with – some of the darker aspects of his intense personality, which will, in turn, allow audiences to get a peek inside the psyche of everyone’s favorite brilliant madman. Of course, with Luther having to deal with “two conflicting crimes” at the same time, this upcoming season won’t all be about love, as this intriguing pair of cases will certainly bring out the best and worst in Luther.

Luther season 2 was a bit of a hit-or-miss compared to the series’ first season; however, with Cross having much more time to work on this new season, compared to last, as well as Idris Elba slowly taking over Hollywood through films, the reunion of this duo in season 3 can now be seen as something they both want to do, not have to do – especially Elba – and the strength of the storyline for this season likely reflects their decision to continue John Luther’s tale.

Still September 3 is quite a ways away, so it’s safe to assume that the BBC will finish airing the entire season across the pond before the summer is over. So if you’re interested in catching Luther’s mini-series marathon on BBC America, be careful of what you read in the coming months.

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Luther season 3 premieres September 3 @10pm on BBC America

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  1. This show is crazy good. Hopefully, we’ll never have to see an Americanized, watered down version of it in our lifetime.

    • I truly hope so, American networks can’t think of anything on their own, if they want they should just re-air BBC shows here

      • Probably never watch Person Of Interest or Justified then.

        • Touché. We do have some amazing shows — most of them are on cable though. Person of Interest is a welcome anomaly.

          • Don’t know if you’re watching Burn Notice but it’s pretty good too.

            • No, but it’s definitely on my radar. Are all the seasons worth watching, or has the quality dropped off over the years?

              • It gets better every season and it’s pretty accurate to the intelligent/espionage business much like how Spooks is.

                • Cool. I’m sold. You ever watch Nikita? That’s one of the most consistently smart shows on television

                  • Not interested at first but then again I watched other CW shows like Supernatural and Arrow so my gf made me watch it. Took a couple of episode to sync in but I’m hook now. Will marathon season 2 and 3 maybe during the holidays along with Whitechapel which is a really dark detective show like Luther.

                    • Ha! Yeah, I was exactly the same. It takes a couple episodes to get the rhythm of the show, but after that, it’s damn good television. It continues to surprise me, which is saying something. Thanks for the heads-up on Spooks (MI-5). Will marathon a few seasons of that and Burn Notice during my next break.

    • “Americanized”? You act like Americans aren’t the ones who’ve created the majority of the best TV series of all time. Ever heard of The Wire? The Sopranos?

  2. feels ages since I watched season 2. Hope season 3 is worth the wait. One of the best British shows up there. Along with Sherlock.

  3. One of the best actors is back for one of the vest series. Good news is good.

  4. I keep forgetting that Luthor is coming back so this reminder made my afternoon. :)
    My biggest question…
    Where’s Alice???
    Luthor without Alice is like a Hamburger without Ketchup, Coffee without a Cigarette or a Hot Dog without Mustard.
    WTF am I talking about??? Now I’m hungry.

    • YES! For me, Alice Morgan is an integral part of the success of the show. In an interview I saw a few months back, Elba said that Alice would return, but in a diminished capacity.

      Oh well, at least we’ll see our favorite sexy psychopath again, albeit briefly. There’s also talk of a movie, where Alice would factor in more prominently.

    • I like a Hamburger without Ketchup, Coffee without a Cigarette or a Hot Dog without Mustard, but I can’t think Luthor without Alice. It’s like Sushi without Sasimi

  5. I thought this was canned?

  6. I heard a few months ago that there would be a spin-off with Alice as the lead character. Either way, the show is awesome and I can’t wait for season 3.

  7. So excited for the new season, so glad that Ruth Wilson will be back! Although I don’t really care if they end up together, I just love their interactions.

  8. We need more amazing, smart, visceral shows like Luther here in the States. Most detective shows are formulaic and soulless.

    We also need Alice. She must return.

  9. I listened to the original book in my semi. I don’t understand why they didn’t start with that story for the first. It explains a few things about Luther and his ex wife as well as how Luther sort of became a bit of a head case. They start with him basically letting go of a particularlly nasty seriel killer so he falls to his death, but I don’t think they ever told the first story that lead up to that….At least I never found it.

    As for Americanize it….Yes we sometimes do have versions that aren’t as good, but then again the UK has taken on one of our old institutions…Law And Order….So we’re not really slouches when it comes to cop shows. In fact I’d say that between the obvious cop shows and all the shows that seem like something else up front but are basically your typical “Good guy bad guy” show that about 80% or more of our programming is that genre….So I think America might know a thing or two about how to do cop shows…Even with dark psychological undertones (Check out Hannibal). None the less the original Luther production is damn good.

    • Thanks for making me aware of the book. Just added it to my wish list. By the way, Although the story takes place before the first season, the book was written after the first season had aired.

  10. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. No Paul McGann? That’s disappointing. :(

  12. Are you kidding me? Season 1 & 2 were brilliant. Season 3 was absolute crap… stupid, stupid storyline, and the black chick cop revenge thing… totally unbelievable… if season 3 was written by the same person as 1 & 2, then they have lost the plot….

    • Ken, I agree. The worst part is we waited two year or more for it.

  13. Best show hands down! Unfortunately American TV will never be this good. Our country loves to do “good enough” shows, just to keep people glued to their TVs. Although The Sopranos & The Wire were good, something about this show is just different. Can’t wait until they make a movie out of it. This is the last season before the movie, but I doubt we’ll get it in America. I wish some awesome writer/network/director in America can come up with something this good! *sigh*

  14. Most of the shows here are taken from great britain. The english do it much betterhands down every time.

  15. Most of the shows here are taken from great britain. The english do it much better hands down every time.

  16. I think Luther is the best TV series I have seen, period. American television is a serious waste of time. I would much prefer to watch shows from the UK.

  17. I do not understand what people are calling smart programming. this is intense and suspenseful at most. No detective that is suppose to be as intelligent as he is would have provoked the cop killer as he did and then went to see him alone unarmed and risked being killed; that was stupid. The Russian roulette and all. It wasn’t so smart he way they trapped the serial killer; it was kinda simple and dumb something a lay person would have thought of. and the last episode of season one was unbelievable and over kill. He gets all exited and almost gets himself killed when he meets with the officer that kills his wife, then after all that planning to trap him he still ends up getting killed in a way that there is no way Luther would still be able to be a detective again. OMG really.

  18. Does any one agree?

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