Luther star Idris Elba confirms that a spin-off film from the BBC series is showing

Idris Elba has some good news for Luther fans – he has confirmed that a spin-off film is definitely in the works.

The popular detective series has been a hit with BBC viewers for years.

As a result, Idris has revealed that the show’s creators have decided to turn fans’ requests for a film version of the series into reality.

Yes, John Luther is about to make a comeback and no less on the big screen.


Idris Elba has confirmed there’s a Luther movie on (Photo credit: BBC iPlayer)

What’s the latest on the Luther spin-off film?

The Hollywood star revealed the news while chatting about his plans for 2021.

“Definitely make more music, people who love my film and my stuff listen, I’ll do Luther: The Movie,” he told Capital Radio.

“I’m super excited and I hope the fans are kind of excited about it. It took a long time to make a movie for people who loved the show.

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He added, “We’ve been doing the show for 10 years so we’re doing a movie.”

The successful TV series ran for five seasons between 2010 and 2019.

I will do Luther: the film. I’m super excited and I hope the fans are kind of excited about it.

It was a huge hit for the BBC. During its run, it was nominated for 11 Emmys and helped Idris win a Golden Globe.

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Back in 2019, Idris spoke about his excitement about a possible film.

“Luther has all the ingredients to reproduce classic ’90s movies like Seven and Along Came A Spider,” he told Digital Spy.

“There will be more murder, more Volvos, more frowning Luther.

“Basically, we’re just trying to get it to a much larger audience and a much larger scale, and maybe internationally.”


No sixth season of Luther is planned (Credit: BBC)

Will there be a Luther season 6?

Sadly, despite news of a movie, things aren’t looking good for a possible sixth season of the BBC drama.

Last year, creator Neil Cross insisted that a new series would never happen.

“There won’t be a sixth season – definitely not a sixth,” he told Insider Magazine.

He said: “Idris, [director] Jamie Payne and I will have some exciting news to report shortly. There’ll be more later, but it won’t be season six. “

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