Luther: Season 5 (2019)


Season 5
Luther

Critics Consensus

Luther returns in fine form from its extended exodus with a grizzly mystery and the welcome reappearance of Ruth Wilson's psychotic villain, Alice Morgan.

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Critic Ratings: 41

75%

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User Ratings: 51

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Air date: Jan 1, 2019

A new spate of nightmarish murders brings DCI John Luther to once again face the depths of human depravity on the streets of London; as the body count rises, Luther attempts to catch a killer and save his own neck.

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Air date: Jan 2, 2019

Luther must confront a demon from his past, as both the police and Cornelius converge on his home; with Halliday convinced that the body in the morgue isn't their killer, Luther attempts to put his own troubles aside and find the true murderer.

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Air date: Jan 3, 2019

With his friend in peril and a young woman kidnapped by the relentless serial killer, Luther tries to protect the innocent while preventing Cornelius' violent revenge from consuming him.

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Air date: Jan 4, 2019

Reeling from the death of his friend, Luther races to save the others from Cornelius' terrible retribution; with Luther's increasing absence from the case, Halliday heads the hunt for a killer on the loose.

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Cast & Crew

Idris Elba
DCI John Luther

Actor
Dermot Crowley
DSU Martin Schenk

Actor
Ruth Wilson
Alice Morgan

Actor
Michael Smiley
DS Benny Silver

Actor
Wunmi Mosaku
DS Catherine Halliday

Actor
Enzo Cilenti
Jeremy

Actor
Hermione Norris
Vivien Lake

Actor
Patrick Malahide
George Cornelius

Actor
Sonita Henry
Daria Shubik

Actor
Lex Daniel
Ronald Massey

Actor
Michael Obiora
Errol Minty

Actor
Delroy Atkinson
Derek Haynes

Actor
Gary Hailes
Donnie McKinnie

Actor
Julie Teal
Miriam

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Paul McGann
Mark North

Actor
Andrew Mullan
Alastair Cornelius

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Jami Reid-Quarrell
james hauser

Actor
Roberta Taylor
Celia Lavender

Actor
Anthony Howell
Palmer

Actor
Katie Brayben
Penny Leyton

Actor
Marcus Wilson
Executive Producer
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Audience Reviews for Luther: Season 5

  • 6d ago
    Entertaining and well done. I think some of the popular ratings may be a little inflated due to the halo effect of Idris Elba. He did put in yet another stellar performance, but overall the show / story may not warrant as much praise as it has received.
  • Jan 20, 2022
    Luther: Season 5: 4 / 10
  • Feb 22, 2021
    It's dark. Really dark. But the coolest serial killer case in history. Plus Elba is incredible as usual. Not for the faint of heart though. Wouldn't recommend to my church buddies.
  • Sep 26, 2020
    I enjoyed season five of 'Luther'. It isn't perfect, but it delivers the desired amount of entertainment. Idris Elba remains brilliant as the titular character. I wouldn't say any of the other cast members particularly stand out to an incredible degree, barring one or two who are good. The four episodes are all paced fairly well, sometimes the show - at least over the last few seasons - does move slower than you'd expect; not slow enough that I'd describe them as a drag or anything close to that, I just feel they could pick up the pace ever so slightly. With that said, some events that take place do seem to be included just to add shock value; it can feel a little less well written in those moments, at least compared to what we've been accustomed to across the opening season or two. Nonetheless, I still enjoyed S5 - I'd probably rank it as my third favourite so far, behind S1/2 but ahead of S3/4; though it's a toss-up between S3 and S5.
  • Aug 19, 2020
    Wow what an ending, can't wait for season 6!
  • Oct 09, 2019
    I loved all the other series- even if the plot got a bit ridiculous, it still felt grounded. Series 5 on the other hand completely jumped the shark and was a load of (entertaining) nonsense.
  • Aug 25, 2019
    None of the characters were developed enough to care about them. A stronger connection between Luther and Alice would have helped make her fury understandable.
  • Jul 07, 2019
    Incredible Writing, and the continuation of a power house performance by Idris Elba.
  • Jul 01, 2019
    A step down but still VERY well done
  • Jun 27, 2019
    I do not understand how they can have such great acting and such a terrible script! They made Alison a terrible character and she is such a attribute to this show, went bring her back if you were going to mess up so bad. I am pressed that I have this show another season after the last. It will go down as the show that should have been amazing.

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