Idris Elba’s LUTHER Premiering Mon., Mar. 14 On KCET

Award-Winning British Psychological Crime Drama Begins Cat-and-Mouse Game

With Nemesis Portrayed By Ruth Wilson (‘The Affair’)

KCETLink Partners with BritWeek to Help Launch Season of New British Dramas and Celebrate British Culture in Southern California

KCET, the nation’s largest independent public television station will premiere the first three seasons of the internationally critically acclaimed BBC series LUTHER on KCET in Southern California beginning Mon., Mar. 14 at 9 p.m. PT. The detective series stars Idris Elba (“Beasts of No Nation,” “Thor,” “The Wire”) who recently won both the Golden Globe® and the SAG Award for his title role in the series which debuted in 2010 with another Golden Globe® winner Ruth Wilson (“The Affair”) who plays Luther’s nemesis. In the series opener, Luther is introduced to Alice Morgan (played by Wilson) a woman who pulls off the perfect murder, which challenges Luther as never before.

Timed to the launch of LUTHER on KCET and to celebrate all things British in Southern California, KCET is partnering with BritWeek which runs in Los Angeles from April 23-May 8, 2016. The joint promotional initiative recognizes KCET’s commitment to providing audiences with quality programming from across the pond that over the next month will include new series SHETLAND and THE FIXER. BritWeek celebrates 10 years of spotlighting ideas and innovation between Brits and Angelenos, along with its important work with children’s charities in LA. BritWeek co-founder Nigel Lythgoe (“So You Think You Can Dance”) will tape an on-air promotion at KCETLink’s studios about both organizations’ contributions to the cultural vibrancy of our region. Kicking off with the premiere of LUTHER, KCET will be offering special BritWeek ticket giveaways to viewers.

Join the conversation on social media using #Luther. Visit the KCET website for a special character index, episode loglines, and video promos that give viewers an exciting in-depth look at the series. For more information visit

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