First Look: Luther Season 3 Four-Night Event (BBC America)

Luther season 3 premieres over four consecutive nights beginning Tuesday, September 3 at 10/9c on BBC America. Episode 2 will air Wednesday at 9/8c followed by an all-new episode of Broadchurch.

Episode Synopsis: Part One (Original Airdate: September 3rd, 2013 | 10:00PM)- Luther returns to investigate a twisted fetishist who is murdering women in a horrific echo of an unsolved case from the 1980s. The team must put all their resources into finding the copycat killer whose murderous spree has only just begun. Luther’s focus is divided when a reluctant Detective Superintendent Schenk assigns him to another case – a malicious internet tormentor has been found murdered in his home. Pulled in every direction, Luther’s patience is wearing thin. As he rushes to the second crime scene a car crash is the last thing he needs – or so he thinks, until he sets eyes on the beautiful Mary Day. But nothing ever comes easily for John Luther – other forces are at work against him in the shape of Detective Chief Inspector Erin Gray and her boss, Detective Superintendent Stark. Stark and Gray will stop at nothing to punish those who work outside the perimeters of the law.

Part Two (Original Airdate: September 4th, 2013 | 9:00PM)- Luther’s date with Mary and the promise of romance is interrupted by the news of another murder. The killer has struck again – the number of victims is escalating and fast. Faced with the repercussions of their public disagreement, Luther orders Ripley to investigate the murder of the internet tormentor (Jared Cass) on his own. Meanwhile, he throws himself into a mountain of cold case files, determined to connect the past and present in order to predict the fetishist’s next move. Can he win this battle of wits in time to prevent the next horror? Ripley must choose whether to turn a blind eye to Luther’s unorthodox policing or go on record, while Stark’s obsession with Luther deepens and DCI Gray finds that the line between right and wrong is becoming increasingly blurred.

Part Three (Original Airdate: September 5th, 2013 | 10:00PM)- Two young men in hoodies are shot at close range in what looks like a gangland crime. But when another man dies shortly after, Luther realizes that what the three dead men have in common is a criminal record. It looks like a new killer is on the loose – a vigilante with a personal vendetta against all past offenders.

Part Four (Original Airdate: September 6th, 2013 | 10:00PM)- The vigilante makes his vendetta personal – targeting Luther and those closest to him, raining destruction on everything he touches. Stark and Gray arrive just in time to hurry Mary to a secret place, but is her safety really Stark’s priority or is she just a pawn in his game to lure Luther to him?

Show Synopsis: BBC AMERICA’s critically acclaimed co-production, Luther, makes its much anticipated return with an explosive four-night television event. Starring Idris Elba (Pacific Rim, Thor) as John Luther in the title role which won him a Golden Globe® Best Actor award, the miniseries’ third installment finds the near-genius detective struggling to cope with his own demons. He’s back under intense pressure with two conflicting crimes to investigate and a ruthless ex-cop determined to bring him down. But love also crosses the detective’s path in this new chapter when he meets Mary Day (Sienna Guillory – Resident Evil, Love Actually). While Luther is offered a chance at happiness, he must also face some of the darkest crimes of his career. Luther returns September 3-6, 10:00pm ET/PT.

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