The updates on the new series of Luther have been coming thick and fast recently and there is further news regarding a new face for the third series of the police drama, which stars Idris Elba (Thor, Prometheus) as John Luther, the obsessive, dangerous detective who often bends the law to get the job done.
The BBC has announced that Sienna Guillory (Resident Evil) is set to join the third series as Luther’s new love interest. The actress – who has starred in TV series such as Criminal Minds, Covert Affairs and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as well as roles in films such as Inkheart, Love Actually and Eragon – has signed on to play Mary, a worker in a vintage clothing shop who meets Luther by chance.
Guillory said: “You realise why Luther is so good when you read Neil Cross’ scripts, and then you meet Idris and understand what ‘untamed’ means. There is no other set I’d rather be on, and I love the disastrous fun of being Mary Day, the right girl in the wrong place.”
The new series of the popular show finds Luther back under intense pressure, with two conflicting crimes to investigate and a ruthless ex-cop determined to bring him down. Other guest stars this season will include Lucian Msamati (Game of Thrones) and Ned Dennehy (Tyrannosaur).
Season 3 of Luther is set to air on BBC One in 2013.