It’s a good time to be a BBC America fan. Recently, the network announced the premiere dates for season 26 of Top Gear and season five of Luther.
The new season of Luther will see DCI John Luther (Idris Elba) “once again face the depths of human depravity on the streets of London.” Meanwhile, the new season of Top Gear will see the team (Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris, Rory Reid, and The Stig) “see the team discovering the very best supercar alternatives to the traditional family estate car from Ferrari and Porsche, racing to the top of a mountain in a pair of the smallest 4×4’s in the UK,” and more.
Read more info below:
Thursday, April 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT
The world’s biggest car show is back. Top Gear Season 26 sees Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris, Rory Reid and The Stig return. Five hour-long episodes see the team discovering the very best supercar alternatives to the traditional family estate car from Ferrari and Porsche, racing to the top of a mountain in a pair of the smallest 4×4’s in the UK, risking life and limb in Tuk-Tuk’s across Sri-Lanka on both land and sea, measuring just how scary the Porsche 911 GT2 RS is with the with the new-fangled gadget the ‘Fearometer 3000’, and finding out if you can buy and race second-hand luxury cars for less than the cost of a Dacia Sandero. Filmed in locations including Norway, Sri Lanka and Spain, expect Top Gear’s trademark array of stunning photography, state-of-the-art supercars and celebrity guests on the track in Top Gear’s Reasonably Fast Car. Top Gear is produced by BBC Studios. Executive producer is Clare Pizey and series editor is Alex Renton.
Sunday, June 2 at 8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT
A new spate of nightmarish murders brings DCI John Luther (Idris Elba) to once again face the depths of human depravity on the streets of London. While the monstrous and seemingly indiscriminate killings become ever more audacious and public, Luther and new recruit D.S. Catherine Halliday (Wunmi Mosaku) are confounded by a complex tangle of leads and misdirection that seems designed to protect an untouchable corruption. As the body count rises, and gangster George Cornelius (Patrick Malahide) applies his own pressure, can Luther catch a killer and save his own neck? Luther is produced by BBC Studios and co-produced with BBC AMERICA. Executive producers are Idris Elba for Green Door Pictures, Neil Cross, Marcus Wilson and Hilary Salmon for BBC Studios and Elizabeth Kilgarriff for the BBC, producer is Derek Ritchie and director is Jamie Payne.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Luther and/or Top Gear? Are you excited for new seasons?