Luther is back for Season 5 in 2018, but the series is not scheduled to extend into Season 6.
Speaking to Digital Spy, series creator Neil Cross hinted that the upcoming fifth season could be the British crime drama’s last:
“[Season 5 is] going to be the biggest we’ve done. We’re really excited by the script, and the story – and Idris and I are very aware that whenever we’ve done another series, we’re like, ‘That’s it’.
Idris has a big career. And we leave and then we all start missing it in a couple of weeks, and I start stockpiling Luther ideas and making Luther notes. And we know that we always come back – so we want to come back and do one more really big series.
“What happens after that, we haven’t decided…“
The uncertainty leaves the post-2018 future of Luther in limbo, inviting the specter of cancellation as well as the lifeline of Season 6.
Will Luther Season 5 be the last chapter in the series, or will the powers that be decide to regroup for Season 6? You’ll find out here first…
Please continue LUTHER. It’s a brilliant series.
Luther is 1 of the best in it’s category; but, you usually end those before their time, and replace the good ones with the crap. Don’t do that, this time!
Please don’t cancel Luther! It is definitely one of the best well written and acted shows we’ve ever had the pleasure to see. You cancel Luther but dredge up and bring back long cancelled TV shows? It makes no sense! Don’t do this to us, keep Luther alive!!!