Actor Idris Elba is set to reprise his role as DCI John Luther for a feature-length film version of the much-loved BBC crime series, alongside new co-stars Andy Serkis and Cynthia Erivo
British actor Idris Elba is set to reprise his famous role as John Luther for an exciting new Netflix movie.
The film will continue the events of the Luther saga, which aired in 2010 and ran for five seasons on the BBC. Other plot details however are being kept under wraps.
The popular streaming company is collaborating with the BBC and Chernin Entertainment to bring the film to our screens.
Elba, 49 was nominated for four Emmys on behalf of his work on the smash hit show. Luther fans expressed their excitement with the news, which has been rumoured for months, as the streaming giant took to Twitter to reveal details of the upcoming film.
“Idris Elba will reprise his iconic role — joined by Cynthia Erivo and Andy Serkis — in a new feature film,” the official Twitter account of Netflix UK wrote on Tuesday, sending fans wild.
A Luther feature film? No way!” one wrote, as another added: “Can’t wait for this!”
Luther is famed for its grim and grisly storylines of murder and crime in London.
Idris will return as DCI John Luther for the movie, which will see him investigate gruesome new murders, alongside two new co-stars.
Oscar-nominated British actress Cynthia Erivo, best known for her roles in The Outsider and Harriet, will be starring in the new Luther flick, as well as actor and director Andy Serkis.
The few plot details available for the film reveal that it will be a continuation of the story from the TV series and that Serkis will play the criminal mastermind being hunted, while Erivo will star as a rival detective to Luther.
Elba was most recently seen in DC Comics’ hit The Suicide Squad and will voice Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
Last year, Idris teased some of the details about the upcoming film, as he discussed the possibility of Luther returning to TV screens.
“I’ve maintained I’d like to see it come to a film, and that is where I think we are heading towards. I’m looking forward to making that happen,” he shared.
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