PUBLISHED: 18:14, Wed, Jan 2, 2019 | UPDATED: 18:28, Wed, Jan 2, 2019
Idris has taken on the role of DCI John Luther since the show began in 2010 and has had a number of sidekicks throughout his career.
With new colleague DS Catherine Halliday (played by Wunmi Mosaku) quickly moving up the ranks, could DCI Luther be out of a job soon?
Speaking about whether Luther could be replaced, Idris hinted it’s not likely.
“Not specifically, I don’t think on purpose,” he explained.
For Luther it is always a dilemma. What does he tell his sidekick?
Luther star Idris Elba
Idris continued to press including Express.co.uk: “I think Luther has always had a sidekick and you know.
“So you know there’s always the theme of an accelerated cop.
“They’re that cop that comes to join Luther, hasn’t quite tread the boards like Luther has.
“That’s something that Neil [Cross] is quite fixated on, this old school detective and then the new generation, the newer style detective with more ethics if you