And the countdown to season/series 3 of Luther begins, after last week's "VERY SPECIAL" message, posted on the Luther Facebook page (read the post HERE if you missed it).

A new short video was shared by the BBC just moments ago, which followed the sentence in the title of this post:

Just for you, beloved Luther fans… Some answers to your questions…

And then there was a link to the video, which is embeded below. In it, 3 key questions are answered:

1 – Shooting for season/series 3 begins in November, next month. So I'd say we should expect to a mid to late 2013 broadcast. As was the case in the past, it'll likely first debut in the UK, and then, soon after, cross the pond for USA auds.

2 – To what I'm sure will be disappointing to some of you, as was the case last season/series, there will be just 4 episodes total for the season.

3 – There's been lots of speculation about whether Alice would return for season/series 3. And the answer to that question is… just watch the video: