British audiences know Idris Elba best as detective John Luther from the BBC show Luther which ran for five seasons from 2010 – 2019. Elba starred as the Detective Chief Inspector for the Serious and Serial Unit.
Now a new Netflix film titled Luther the Fallen Sun brings the character to the big screen, with Elba portraying a now a disgraced detective and in jail (based on what took place in Luther’s fifth season). Said Elba: “He’s done so much to bend the law in order to catch the bad guys that he’s ended up in jail. So that’s where we start the story. He’s contemplating what he’s going to do with his life.”
Written by Luther creator Neil Cross, the trailer shows returning character DSU Martin Schenk (played by Dermot Crowley) finding out that Luther has escaped jail, something that doesn’t seem to surprise him. Two-time Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo plays DCI Odette Raine who tries to get Luther to turn himself in. and the film introduces Andy Serkis as David Robey, the villain to Luther.
Luther: The Fallen Sun comes to theaters on Feb. 24, and will then premiere March 10 on Netflix. You can take a look at the trailer – here.
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