Luther series 5 trailer: Idris Elba and Ruth Wilson return in grim new footage

The wait is almost over for the return of Idris Elba as one of our favourite TV detectives, John Luther, but he isn’t returning alone.

The new trailer for Luther series 5 features the return of Mrs Wilson star Ruth Wilson as the psychopathic Alice Morgan.

Morgan was killed off-screen in the fourth run of the BBC crime thriller, but it remains to be seen in what capacity she will return here.

In the last episode aired back in December 2015 (a whole three years ago), Luther discovered that Alice had been murdered by another psychopathic female killer Megan Cantor (Laura Haddock), while trying to set up a new life for her with the detective,

Somehow we doubt Alice’s return will be just a dream sequence!

Luther series 5 trailer: Idris Elba and Ruth Wilson return in grim new footage

Ruth Wilson returns as Alice Morgan in Luther series 5.
(Image: BBC)

The new trailer teases Luther’s terrifying new adversary who makes a shocking attack on a bus.

The footage is set to an eerie cover of classic pop tune Toxic by Britney Spears, and it means clubbing to the Princess of Pop will never be the same again!

We are also treated to a look at Luther’s new sidekick, D.S. Catherine Halliday (Wunmi Mosaku).

"It’s going to get worse, a lot worse."

It’s definitely going to be chilly festive season if the detective has anything to say about.

Will Alice prove an ally to Luther once again, or will she prove she can still be a deadly adversary?

Luther returns to BBC One over the Christmas period.