Idris Elba as John Luther in the BBC One series “Luther”

*The BBC has put out a YouTube video informing fans of its hugely popular crime drama “Luther,” starring Idris Elba, will return to screens for its third season in 2013 – which means it will likely hit the cable channel BBC America in late 2013 or early 2014.

The YouTube clip indicates filming on “four perfectly dark, chillingly-formed episodes” will begin this month.

The award-winning psychological crime drama stars Elba as maverick detective John Luther, whose obsessive dedication to his job leaves him in various precarious situations. The first season saw Luther investigating a couple’s double murder, with the second focusing on his relationship with Alice Morgan, the daughter of the deceased, who he realizes is actually the murderer.

In answer to the question “Is Alice coming back?”, the new clip cryptically states “Only Alice knows.”

The video also contains an appreciative message to the show’s cultish fan-base, saying, “Thank you for being such incredible fans. You mean the world to us.”

As previously reported, Elba recently met with producer Barbara Broccoli to discuss becoming the next James Bond once Daniel Craig leaves the franchise after two more films.

Watch the Luther season three announcement below: