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Luther: Season 3 (2013)




Critic Consensus: Idris Elba shines in the title role of Luther despite familiar circumstances that benefit from the shortened season.


Air date: Sep 3, 2013
Air date: Sep 4, 2013
Air date: Sep 5, 2013
Air date: Sep 6, 2013

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Idris Elba, known for playing drug dealer Stringer Bell on "The Wire," is back in the third season of "Luther" as he explores life on the other side of the law in this psychological crime drama from acclaimed crime writer Neil Cross ("MI-5"). Elba portrays John Luther, a brilliant but tortured homicide detective who gets caught up in the psychological cat-and-mouse game between detective and criminal. The third season includes DCI Erin Gray ( Nikki Amuka-Bird) as she adjusts to her recent … More

Genre: Drama
Network: BBC
Premiere Date: Sep 3, 2013
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Idris Elba
as John Luther
Ruth Wilson
as Alice Morgan
Paul McGann
as Mark North
Warren Brown
as Det. Sgt. Justin Rip...
Kierston Wareing
as Caroline Jones
Dermot Crowley
as Martin Schenk
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Critic Reviews for Luther: Season 3

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (7)

The season finale wasn't quite the explosive full-stop that we'd come to expect, but it was a nice rounding off to this chapter of the show. Whatever will they do next?

Full Review… | September 21, 2013
We Got This Covered

After watching tonight, you'll check under the bed before slipping under the covers.

Full Review… | September 6, 2013
Boston Herald

A "season" of Luther feels brief, because it is. After a two-year wait, the whole thing begins and ends this week. But because it wastes none of that time, it also feels like we've been studying this guy for a long time.

Full Review… | September 4, 2013
New York Daily News
Top Critic

At this point, Luther is what it is, and we may be wishing we had it back if the film industry, which is doing its best to pry Elba away from TV, fails to use the actor's many skills to their fullest capacity.

Full Review… | September 4, 2013
Huffington Post

Sensationalism trumps subtlety once more. Both Luther and Idris Elba deserve so much more.

Full Review… | September 4, 2013

It was clear from this opening scene that all the elements that made it one of the most worthwhile British imports had survived the two-year hiatus between seasons intact.

Full Review… | September 4, 2013
Paste Magazine

Audience Reviews for Luther: Season 3

A very unbalanced last season, Luther disses some of its best characters in favor of more of the same. Very similar to S01 and that's not necessarily a good thing.

Francisco G.
Francisco Godinho

Super Reviewer


Season 3 is a bit of a return to form, but the new female detective is incredibly unlikable. I'm still not sure why Wilson never got the screen time she so clearly deserved.

Jeff Lowery
Jeff Lowery

Super Reviewer

Ed K

Super Reviewer

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