John Luther is returning to the small screens, and he’ll even appear in select theaters this time! Idris Elba’s stint as the brilliant detective on the BBC series earned him plenty of acclaim and awards during the five-season run, and the Netflix movie is due in March 2023.
But now, according to a teaser shared by the star, Luther: The Fallen Sun, will premiere in select theaters before hitting the streaming platform. Elba posted a short teaser on Twitter with the streaming and theatrical release dates for the 2023 movie. You can view the original tweet and teaser below:
The teaser is a mysterious shot of Elba in the famous Luther attire while a voiceover simply states something is coming, followed by a sinister question – can you see me now? Of course, this short footage doesn’t give us any insights about the upcoming film, but now we know to book our tickets for February 24 & mark our calendars for March 10.
The 2023 film will be a reimagined continuation of the BBC series, featuring a story of a serial killer terrorizing London while Luther rots in jail. Of course, the obsessive detective can’t get over the fact that he let the cyber psychopath slip through his fingers and plans to bust out to stop the mystery killer.
Show creator Neil Cross serves as the writer for the film, and franchise stars Andy Serkis, Ruth Wilson, and Dermot Crowley will return alongside Elba. Other new cast members include Cynthia Erivo, Lauryn Ajufo, Jess Liaudin, Henry Hereford, and Natasha Patel. Jamie Payne, known for The Hour and The Alienist, will take his place as the film’s director.
So, get ready for John Luther’s return on February 24 in select theaters and March 10 on Netflix.
About Luther: The Fallen Sun
Luther: The Fallen Sun is an upcoming crime drama film directed by Jamie Payne and written by Neil Cross. It is a film continuation of the 2010-19 British television series of the same name.
A gruesome serial killer terrorizes 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 plans to break out of prison to finish the job by any means necessary.
The film stars Idris Elba, Andy Serkis, Rith Wilson, Dermot Crowley, Henry Hereford, Natasha Patel, and Jess Liaudin. It releases in select theaters on February 24 and Netflix on March 10.