LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11:  Ruth Wilson and  Idris Elba during a photocall for BBC One's "Luther" held at The Courthouse Hotel on December 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
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Idris Elba is virtually everywhere, but back before he was showing up in franchise films, he was playing rough-and-tumble, ethically questionable police officers. And while we could easily talk all day about Stringer Bell from The Wire, there's a BBC series available to stream on HBO Max right now that arguably deserves just as much attention.
“Luther” is a crime procedural that is a variation of Sherlock Holmes. And if there's just one reason to invest in the series, it has to be for the sheer joy of watching Elba's amazing chemistry with Ruth Wilson's serial killer character Alice Morgan.
Alice exists so perfectly in opposition and balance with John Luther that it borders on Batman/Joker levels of delicious storytelling. Ultimately, Elba's performance is so intense and engaging that it's hard to look away from him. You can see for yourself as the entire show is currently streaming on HBO Max.