When will Season 5 of Luther be on Netflix?

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After a four year wait, Luther is back with more episodes from the BBC. Four episodes released as part of season 5 of Luther but when will they be streaming on Netflix? Let’s take a look at when it’ll be streaming on your Netflix region.

Starring Idris Elba, the BBC drama is one of the best series the British put out. The series is about DCI John Luther and his cases working for the Serious Crime Unit in London.

In season 5, we saw some new additions to the roster including Wunmi Mosaku, Enzo Cilenti and Hermione Norris. Season 5 also saw the return as Ruth Wilson as Alice Morgan who didn’t appear in season 4. Paul McGann also returned as Mark North in season 5.

Now let’s take a look at when Luther season 5 will be coming to Netflix in a few different regions.

When will Luther season 5 be on Netflix in the United States?

If you’re a regular here, you’ll know that predicting release dates for British shows are notoriously hard because they release so sporadically in the UK.

Luther on Netflix

Let’s quickly recap when the previous seasons came to Netflix.

Seasons 1-3 were added to Netflix US on September 15th, 2014 and season 4 was added two years late on September 17th, 2016.

Based on this, it looks as though Netflix renews the license to Luther every September meaning we can probably expect season 5 to come to Netflix in the US in September 2019.

It doesn’t look as though BBC America will be carrying the show meaning Netflix will be your only location to watch the new series as Britbox isn’t currently carrying it either.

Luther Season 5 Netflix UK Release Date

We’re not currently expecting Luther season 5 to come to Netflix in the UK until 2020. That’s because the BBC has gotten a bit stingier with its content in recent years wanting people to watch their programming on their iPlayer instead.

In previous years, Netflix has always released Luther in either June or July on the service in the United Kingdom. So we’re either thinking it’ll be available in June/July 2019 or more likely, June/July 2020.

Other Regions Luther Season 5 Release Date

Australia will likely carry the new season but won’t probably be until next year.

Canada had all four seasons of the show but they were removed in February 2018. Therefore, we’re not expecting season 5 to release on Netflix there.

Are you looking forward to Luther coming to Netflix? Let us know down below.

Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.


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