Luther pretty much made everyone want to fall in love with a psychotic and rouge detective and Elba even talked about making a film of the hit show in an interview this year.
A BBC spokeswoman said
It is amazing news for us given his busy schedule.
Idris is currently celebrating being nominated for a prestigious Emmy award whilst we’re celebrating and looking forward to the day when we’ll be able to kiss his face through the TV screen.
Are you looking forward to watching Luther as much as we are?