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Luther: Season 3 (2013)




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

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

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.

Full Review… | September 3, 2013

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

Full Review… | September 3, 2013
Boston Globe

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

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
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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.

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.


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