If you were left feeling a little disillusioned by the news that there’s an American remake of Luther in the works, then don’t fret as the BBC have confirmed tonight that the real deal will return next year!

There had been talk of a movie, but the tough as nails detective played by Idris Elba will in fact next be seen in a two part special which goes in front of cameras next March. There’s no word on a premiere date as of yet, but you have to imagine we’ll see it on television sometime in the Autumn or early Winter.

Idris Elba’s busy schedule has made continuing Luther extremely difficult, but the two-parter will apparently pick up the story from the events of series three and won’t be a prequel as the movie had rumoured to be.

“Ever since we said goodbye to John Luther on Southwark Bridge, there’s hardly been a minute when I didn’t wonder what happened next,” says creator Neil Cross. “So I decided to find out. We’re putting the band back together; Luther is coming back where he belongs. Back to the BBC. Back to London. And back to work.”

The news follows just a day after the remake news which was met with a very mixed response despite the involvement of Neil Cross and Idris Elba as producers. Are you looking forward to the return of Luther?