Idris Elba will return to our screens next month to reprise his role as lovable rogue DCI John Luther in Luther.

In the two-part special, the contentious cop is called out of seclusion after a deranged cannibal begins his twisted reign of terror across the city of London. Luther then uses his highly controversial, brute force style of policing to put a stop to the murders once and for all. The special also stars Games Of Thrones actress Rose Leslie, Darren Boyd, John Heffernan and Laura Haddock.

Luther will air December 15 in the UK and on December 17 on BBC America at 9pm ET.