Idris Elba drops big hint about the future of Luther

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Idris Elba has hinted that he might make another series of Luther.

The British actor starred as DCI John Luther in the detective series from 2010 until it ended with a two-part fourth series in 2015.

Idris Elba as Luther
Luther (Steffan Hill/BBC)

But he has now suggested during a Twitter Q&A that the award-winning BBC One programme could return for a fifth run.

A fan asked the actor: "@idriselba what's the chance of a new series of Luther?"

And the 43-year-old replied:

There has previously been speculation that the crime drama will return and earlier this year Idris admitted there had "been some thought" about the possibility of more episodes.

A film version of the series is also thought to be in the pipeline.