Luther is back! Well, nearly. The BBC has posted a new video to answer fan questions about the its dark crime series’ return (which we have been salivating for for quite some time now, since the second season wrapped in June of 2011). Star Idris Elba had said he was confident that there would be a new season at some point, and it seems that finally the wait is over as far as confirmation goes: He’s baaaaack! Hit the jump for the details as well as the announcement trailer.
British actor Idris Elba is firmly at the top of my list of actors whose performances both fascinate and intrigue me. Whether it’s as the infamous Stringer Bell in HBO’s The Wire, the complex detective John Luther in the often chilling BBC crime drama series Luther, the guardian of Asgard in the big-budget blockbuster Thor, smaller character pieces like Legacy or Sometimes in April, or guest starring roles on The Office and The Big C, he is always memorable.
All of that considered, it is no surprise that I jumped at the chance to chat with Idris Elba for Collider, to promote his role as the captain of the spaceship that is headed on a mission to the darkest corners of the universe, in Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated sci-fi drama Prometheus, opening in theaters on June 8th. During the interview, he talked about getting the call from Ridley Scott about the role, having a script delivered for him to read under guard, the huge responsibility of being a part of the filmmaker’s return to the sci-fi genre, and what the director is like on set. He also talked about how proud he is of his work on Luther and confirmed that there will be a Season 3 (they just have to figure out the timing of when they can shoot), what he’s excited about with the Thor sequel, working with Guillermo Del Toro on Pacific Rim, his preparation to play Nelson Mandela, which he considers the role of a lifetime, and what fans want to talk to him about most often. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
I’ve just spent the past three hours watching and live-blogging the 2012 Golden Globe Awards. My brain feels mushy. After the jump and presented without comment is a list of this year’s winners. If you don’t even want to hit the jump, The Artist and The Descendants won Best Comedy/Musical and Best Drama, respectively. If you want to awards prognosticate, I’ll save you the trouble: both were nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Those nominations haven’t been announced yet, but they were nominated. Trust me. I’m a professional.
Also, feel free to sound off on the winners and losers. Lord knows I’ve been doing it for the past three hours.
We’re always running tons of interviews here at Collider, but this past week has been especially crazy. When you pair all the interviews Steve did during his visit to the sets of The Thing and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, coupled with the number of interviews we run on a daily basis, there’s probably some stuff you may have missed. With this in mind, we’ve created a handy catch-all recap article that contains links to every interview we’ve posted over the last week. Here’s some of them, but hit the jump for the rest:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows On Set Interviews
The Thing On Set Interviews
In the BBC America crime drama Luther, premiering October 17th, actor Idris Elba plays John Luther, a brilliant detective tormented by the darker side of humanity. He looks into the hearts and minds of psychopaths and killers, in order to solve the cases that haunt the darkness of his own soul. In this six-part series, the self-destructive homicide detective meets hit match in the beautiful, near-genius psychopath, Alice Morgan (Ruth Wilson), an intriguing young woman who forces him to question his own moral code as she pulls him toward the very edge of temptation.
During a recent interview, co-stars Idris Elba and Ruth Wilson talked about what makes their characters so intriguing, playing out the complex relationship between cop and murderer, and their hope for a second season. Check out what they had to say after the jump:
It’s a big day on the isle of Elba. You can check out Idris Elba (The Wire) in this newly released trailer for Takers, BBC America has committed to airing the UK psychological thriller Luther he headlines in the States, and the actor has signed on for the Showtime comedy The Big C. EW reports that Elba will appear in at least four episodes of C, which stars Laura Linney as a suburban mother diagnosed with cancer.
In Luther, Elba plays an “intellectually brilliant but emotionally impulsive murder detective.” The Neil Cross-created show will air on BBC America later this year. Hit the jump for the full press release.