SHERLOCK and LUTHER New Episodes Ordered By BBC One

Luther - Idris Elba

If you are a fan of either of UK’s most talked about dramas, SHERLOCK and LUTHER, you will be happy to know that new episodes for both shows have been ordered by BBC One, scheduled to air in 2011.

Jay Hunt, Controller of BBC One, had this to say: “Sherlock was the hit of the Summer. Luther the most memorable new detective on the block. I am delighted they will both be returning to BBC One.”

Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as John Watson, will return for another series of three 90-minute feature length episodes.

Co-creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat had this to say: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the warmth of response to our new Sherlock Holmes and John Watson and can’t wait to take them on three new adventures next year. There’ll be baffling new puzzles, old friends and new enemies – whether on two or four legs. And we might well be seeing the cold master of logic and reason unexpectedly falling. But in love? Or over a precipice? Who can tell?”

As for Luther, it will return with two two-hour specials starring Idris Elba reprising his role of Luther, the near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can’t always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

Idris Elba had this to say: “I’m really excited to be coming home to play Luther again. He’s got so many more stories to tell… assuming he manages to live long enough. I’ve cleared my diary and will be back later in the year.”

Creator and writer Neil Cross had this to say: “In series one, we saw DCI John Luther take quite a beating – both physically and emotionally. In these specials, he’s not only still standing – he’s back for more. Luther’s world is as fast-moving and dangerous as ever… and the challenges he faces are even more intense.”