Netflix officially confirms Luther film is in development

Idris Elba will be joined by The Outsider's Cynthia Erivo as a rival detective and Andy Serkis as the villain. 

Netflix has confirmed that a film adaptation of the BBC’s Luther is in development. 

The currently untitled film will serve as a continuation of the acclaimed crime-drama and see Idris Elba reprise his role as the brilliant but troubled police detective. 

Academy-Award nominee Cynthia Erivo will star alongside him as a rival officer while The Lord of the Rings’ Andy Serkis has signed up to play the villain. 

Original creator and writer Neil Cross will once again author the script and Jamie Payne, who directed all four episodes in Luther’s fifth season, will helm the project. 

It’s not currently known if any of the show’s key, deceased characters, like estranged wife Zoe (Indira Varma), former partner DS Justin Ripley (Warren Brown) or the psychopathic Alice (Ruth Wilson), will appear via flashbacks. 

Luther ran for 5 seasons between 2010 and 2019 on BBC One garnering acclaim from both critics and audiences alike. Elba has been nominated for several awards over the course of its run and won a Golden Globe back in 2012. 

You can stream the entirety of Luther on BBC iPlayer now. 

Source: Sky News

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