The BBC unveil their star-studded autumn line-up of drama – including John Malkovich, Toni Collette and Idris Elba

EAGERLY ANTICIPATED: Luther is back for a fifth season. Photo credit BBC

THE BBC has unveiled its star-studded autumn line-up of drama – and it seems Hollywood are missing some of their biggest stars, because they’re too busy on British TV!


In the juicy trailer following the World Cup final, we saw Hollywood actor John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot in the upcoming adaptation of Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders – and Heriditary star Toni Collette leading the cast in comedy-drama Wanderlust.


You’re in for a treat with brand new dramas:  Bodyguard. Doctor Who. Gentleman Jack. Informer. Killing Eve. Les Misérables. Luther. Mrs Wilson. Press. The ABC Murders. The Cry. The Little Drummer Girl. The Long Song. The War of the Worlds. Wanderlust. We also got a first-look glimpse at Les Misérables – starring Dominic West as Jean Valjean, David Oyelowo as Javert and Lily Collins as Fantine, alongside Adeel Akhtar and Olivia Colman as Monsieur and Madame Thénardier.


For Luther fans, there was another opportunity to see Idris Elba back as John Luther in the crime drama’s eagerly anticipated fifth series. And although Alice Morgan actress Ruth Wilson did appear in the promo, it was another series – Mrs Wilson, inspired by the star’s grandmother – that warranted her appearance. So what does that mean for the return of our favourite conniving killer?


Other Stateside stars popping up on British soil include Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Shannon in The Little Drummer Girl, and Grey’s Anatomy star Sandra Oh alongside Brit actress Jodie Comer in Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s (see also Fleabag) thriller Killing Eve. And there are plenty of other home-grown actors set to appear on the BBC over the coming months.
Jenna Coleman returns to BBC One in psychological thriller The Cry, while Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes star in Line Of Duty writer Jed Mercurio’s brand-new series Bodyguard.

Suranne Jones stars as Anne Lister in Gentleman Jack, while new drama Press, set in the fast-paced and challenging environment of the British newspaper industry, stars Charlotte Riley, Ben Chaplin and David Suchet.

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