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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.


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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 promotion and an ex-cop comes out of retirement questioning Luther's past. Cast members joining the third season include David O'Hara as DSU George Stark and Sienna Guillory as Luther's new love interest, Mary Day.


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 Schenk
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Critic Reviews for Luther: Season 3

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (8)

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.

September 4, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Luther is a great example of all of the annoying a TV show can do and still be worth watching, so long as it gets some essential things right.

September 3, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Elba makes Luther's haunted, lonely soul into something faceted and more sympathetic than most of TV's broody detectives.

September 3, 2013 | Full Review…

This was a solid set of episodes for the show, though there was a bit more that could have been explored.

August 26, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Luther is saved from terminal morbidity by the panache with which director Sam Miller handles the material.

July 22, 2018 | Full Review…

The real reason Luther is so compelling can be summed up in two words: Idris Elba.

July 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Luther: Season 3


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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.

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