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Luther: Season 2 (2011)




Critic Consensus: Luther delves into darker territory in its second season, and Idris Elba's outstanding performance make this a police procedural of uncommon weight and heft.


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Idris Elba, known for playing drug dealer Stringer Bell on "The Wire," is back in the second 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. Season 2 cases include a masked serial murderer on the run and a killer who chooses his victims by rolling dice.


Idris Elba
as John Luther
Ruth Wilson
as Alice Morgan
Paul McGann
as Mark North
Warren Brown
as Det. Sgt. Justin Ripley
Kierston Wareing
as Caroline Jones
Dermot Crowley
as Martin Shenk

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Critic Reviews for Luther: Season 2

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

Luther S2 is the plain salted chips to S1's salt and vinegar - still good, just not as good.

April 28, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Luther, whose brilliance has been likened to Sherlock Holmes, returns.

September 28, 2011 | Full Review…

These four hours pack as much intensity and darkness as 22 episodes of many other police shows.

September 28, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Each hour is so spellbinding, you may not realize you're leaving grip marks on your couch.

September 28, 2011 | Full Review…

You wouldn't employ Luther to catch any of the regular druglords in The Wire. But it should be fun watching him go about his implausible work.

July 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The second season of Luther proves that some of the best crime drama on television is coming from across the Atlantic.

July 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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