For fans of the BBC’s beloved series Luther, Netflix has delivered a special holiday treat. Netflix has announced that the follow-up film Luther: The Fallen Sun will premiere on the service in March 2023. The streamer also unveiled first-look photos of Idris Elba’s return as the iconic character. Aside from Elba, original star Dermot Crowley will reprise his role as Martin Schenk. Cynthia Erivo, Jess Liaudin, and Andy Serkis will join the cast as new characters. Netflix also released an official synopsis.
“In the epic continuation of the award-winning television saga reimagined for film — a gruesome serial killer is terrorizing London while brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther 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.”
The original Luther ran from 2010-19 and received critical acclaim throughout its run for Elba’s performance as the maverick detective John Luther, receiving four Emmy nominations and winning a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Critics Choice Award. It followed Luther as he investigated various crimes while being caught up in a complex relationship with Alice Morgan (Ruth Wilson), a narcissistic killer. The fifth and final season ended on a dark cliffhanger, with Luther arrested and set to go to prison.
Luther: The Fallen Sun is written by original series creator Neil Cross and directed by Jamie Payne, who directed the final season of the show. Stay tuned for more information as we get it!