Calling all “Luther” fans, the countdown is officially on for the return of Idris Elba on our screens. On 9 Feb. Netflix released the trailer for the upcoming film, which is a continuation of the hit BBC drama, and it looks as though we’re in for one hell of a ride. “Luther: The Fallen Sun” sees Luther, played by Elba, break out of prison to capture a cyber psychopath who is terrorising London, but in typical form, the magnitude of the task becomes his obsession.
It’s been four years since we last saw the gritty DCI John Luther, but there isn’t long to wait until we get our crime drama fix. The film is premiering in selected cinemas on 24 Feb. before being released on the streaming platform on 10 March.
The BBC show first aired in 2010 and ran for five seasons, with Elba playing the rough-around-the-edges detective. His job always came first, often at the expense of his personal life. The series soon became a huge success, so it is no wonder a film was commissioned, especially since the show’s ending was shrouded in mystery.
For those in need of a quick “Luther” refresher, the series ended with a passionate confrontation between Luther and Alice (played by Ruth Wilson) — a serial killer and his occasional romantic interest. Alice had previously been presumed dead but returned to the show to cause more trouble for the detective. At the end of the series she seemingly met her end again, even though her lifeless body ended up quickly disappearing. Luther then found himself arrested, with viewers being left in the dark about what happened next.
Elba, who is married to Sabrina, won a Golden Globe for his stellar performance as Luther in 2012 and has since starred in films including “Suicide Squad”, “Beast“, and the “Avengers” films, as well as regularly performing as a DJ. His name has also cropped up in multiple conversations about Daniel Craig’s replacement as James Bond, although nothing has been confirmed.
Read on to find out everything we know about the Netflix film, “Luther: The Fallen Sun”.