Luther for a third series; no doubt prompted by the fact series 2 was better received critically and rated higher than series 1. BBC1 Controller Danny Cohen revealed the news at the Edinburgh TV Festival.
It's no surprise the BBC want more, but there's always been doubt about its future because Idris Elba's US career could be about to skyrocket. Luther already had to reduce its episodes to fit around Ghost Rider 2 and Thor, and Elba could be even busier in future.
However, it seems an arrangement has been found that will allow Luther to return in some form. Maybe another four episodes is viable, or the BBC will be happy with a few feature-length specials scattered throughout the year? We'll have to wait and see, but DCI John Luther will definitely be gracing our screens again. For many people, like myself, that's cause for celebration.
And this news is the ideal excuse to embed a short video interview with Luther's creator/writer Neil Cross: