Luther creator plots a big-screen prequel

Luther

Neil Cross, creator of the BBC series Luther, has revealed his plans to bring the show to the big screen.

Speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival, Cross revealed the film would be a prequel, documenting the rise of Luther (Idris Elba) in the police force.

“Idris is a brilliant leading man and we’ve hoped to turn Luther into a movie for a long time. It will follow his career in the earlier days, when he is still married to Zoe, and the final scene in the film is the first of the initial TV series.”

Luther’s sidekick, Justin Ripley (Warren Brown), is central to the new script, though, because of its prequel nature, fan favourite Alice Morgan (Ruth Wilson) won’t appear.

Cross is discussing the project with BBC Films.

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