Netflix confirmed Monday that British actor Idris Elba will reprise his role as London detective John Luther in a movie spin-off to the hit BBC crime series “Luther“.
Offering only brief details on its joint project with the BBC, Netflix tweeted: “Luther is coming back! Idris Elba will reprise his iconic role — joined by Cynthia Erivo and Andy Serkis — in a new feature film written by series creator Neil Cross.”
Luther is coming back!
Idris Elba will reprise his iconic role — joined by Cynthia Erivo and Andy Serkis — in a new feature film written by series creator Neil Cross. pic.twitter.com/DLJn2EDPvi
— Netflix (@netflix) September 13, 2021
“Luther” centered around grim and grisly storylines of murder and crime in London and has run for five series since it first premiered in 2010.
The series earned Critics Choice, Golden Globes, and SAG awards for Elba, as well as Emmy nominations.
The few plot details available for the movie revealed that the production will be a continuation of the TV series, which will also feature Serkis as the criminal mastermind being hunted, while Erivo will star as a rival detective to Luther.
Veteran TV director Jamie Payne, who directed Season 5 of the show, has also returned to helm the sequel, which is slated to begin filming in November.
Cross and Elba will also produce the movie along with Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, and David Ready of Chernin Entertainment. Chernin’s Dan Finlay, BBC Studios’ Priscilla Parish, and Kris Thykier serve as executive producers.
Netflix has yet to announce a release date for the movie.