LUTHER: THE FALLEN SON (2023)
Idris Elba returns as the ingenious detective, John Luther
After the series came to an end, co-creator Neil Cross has been in talks for more than 10 years in order to produce a Luther film. However, talks have began to ramp up with Netflix announcing the ‘Luther‘ film would be made.
John Luther, who hasn’t been seen since 2019’s. finale of the series, last left off with him being arrested by Schenk (Dermot Crowley). The film looks to be a direct continuation of the series. The featured film is titled ‘Luther: The Fallen Son‘. Here’s the official synopsis for the film,
“A gruesome serial killer is terrorizing London while brilliant but disgraced detective. John Luther (Idris Elba) sits behind bars. Haunted by his failure to capture the cyber psychopath who now taunts him, Luther decides to break out of prison to finish the job by any means necessary.”
Even for those who haven’t watched the BBC series, director Jamie Payne provides some insight on those tuning in for the first time,
“The story in some ways continues – if you binge the series from season one to the film, the story is continuous, but because the film has got such a large platform, we thought it was important that if someone was watching the film for the first time that it has its own story. It was important to all of us that the audience could find a way into the series.”
Idris Elba, Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis and Jess Liaudin with Dermot Crowley reprising his role as Martin Schenk. Emmy nominee Jamie Payne is at the helm as director with co-creator Neil Cross penning the screenplay.
Luther: The Fallen Son will premiere on Netflix in March 2023.