Resident Evil’s Sienna Guillory set to romance Idris Elba in Luther’s 3rd Season
Resident Evil’s Sienna Guillory to play new lover to Idris Elba’s Luther
Posted by Wilson Morales
November 26, 2012
Resident Evil actress Sienna Guillory will romance Idris Elba‘s troubled English police detective Luther in the drama series’ upcoming third season.
The BBC and BBC America co-production is readying a new run of four hour-long episodes which began filming last week. Per the BBC, this season puts John Luther back under intense pressure, with two conflicting crimes to investigate and a ruthless ex-cop determined to bring him down.
Guillory will play Mary, a worker in a vintage clothing shop, who meets Luther by chance. In season 1, Luther’s estranged wife Zoe was killed by his former best friend, Detective Chief Inspector Ian Reed.
Luther follows the life and unsettling adventures of Detective Constable Inspector John Luther, a brilliant (and slightly unhinged) London homicide cop. Over the course of two previous seasons, Luther has solved many a deranged murder case while repeatedly failing to cope with his own personal demons. Only through his steel-trap mind, knack for choosing the right friends, and sheer determination has Luther managed to avoid discharge and death. Now it looks like he’s about to start the whole gut-churning cycle over again.
Returning cast members include Warren Brown, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Dermot Crowley and Michael Smiley. Guest stars this season will include Lucian Msamati (Game Of Thrones) and Ned Dennehy (Tyrannosaur). Luther was created by Neil Cross who’s also behind the upcoming NBC pirate series Crossbones.
Guillory is known for her role as her Jill Valentine in the science fiction action horror film Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Resident Evil: Afterlife, and in Resident Evil: Retribution.
Season 3 of Luther will air on BBC One in 2013; there’s no date yet for BBC America. Guillory is repped by Independent Talent and UTA and managed by Inspire Entertainment.