LUTHER: Series 3 to air, on BBC AMERICA, in September

BBC AMERICA has announced the  acclaimed  series LUTHER returns as a four-night television event in September. Idris Elba (THE WIRE’s Stringer Bell) returns as John Luther, the near-genius detective struggling to cope with his own demons, is back under intense pressure – with two conflicting crimes to investigate and a ruthless ex-cop determined to bring him down. Luther’s life is his job; that is until love crosses his path and offers him a chance of happiness. Sienna Guillory (Resident Evil, Love Actually) joins the cast as Mary, a woman who works in a vintage clothing shop and meets Luther in a chance encounter. The series is created by Neil Cross and executive produced by Phillippa Giles. Luther returns September 3-6, 10:00pm ET/PT as part of Dramaville.

A question that has been on the minds of folks is Is Alice coming back? Alice being Alice Morgan (Ruth Wilson) a brilliant sociopath that Luther initially tried to arrest (for the murder of her parents) and developed a strange bond with. When last we saw Alice, she had departed London to travel the world. The show had been cagey about whether she was coming back, then posted this image on Facebook. No word as to what sort of role Alice will play, but I can’t wait!