Three years after Luther left our television screen, Idris Elba is making a comeback as the maverick detective to provide the final instalment of the story.

Netflix is behind the new film Luther: The Fallen Sun, which has already premiered in cinemas in the UK.

The movie sequel to the BBC series kicks off with Luther behind bars after crossing a line in his pursuit of justice.

But as a serial killer wreaks havoc in London, Luther decides he must take measures into his own hands.

We take a closer look at Luther’s latest adventure, where to watch it, and what’s in store for fans.

When is the Luther film out on Netflix?

Luther: Fallen Sun came out at select cinemas in the UK on Friday, 24 February.

For Netflix viewers, the wait is over on Friday, 10 March, when the film will be available on the streaming service.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 01: (L-R) Andy Serkis, Cynthia Erivo and Idris Elba arrive at the global premiere of "Luther: The Fallen Sun" at BFI IMAX Waterloo on March 01, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Andy Serkis, Cynthia Erivo, and Idris Elba star in the Netflix movie Luther: The Fallen Sun. (Photo: Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Who is in the cast for the new movie?

Idris Elba reprises his role as Detective Chief Inspector John Luther and Dermot Crowley is back as Detective Superintendent Martin Schenk.

The Batman’s Andy Serkis stars as the film’s villain David Robey, a tech billionaire who uses surveillance technology to manipulate and kill civilians.

Cynthia Erivo plays a rival detective and Luther’s nemesis Odette Raine.

What can fans expect?

The film has been billed as an epic continuation of the award-winning BBC television saga.

A gruesome serial killer is terrorizing London while Luther is held 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.

Directed by Jamie Payne with a script by creator Neil Cross, the film casts Luther and colleagues into a bigger, bolder game of cat and mouse.

“I really wanted to amplify what we’ve done with the television show,” Elba said about his return to the role.

Speaking about his character, he said: “He’s done so much to bend the law in order to catch the bad guys that he’s ended up in jail.

“That’s where we start the story. This old case that didn’t really ever get solved creeps up back into his life.

“And John can’t help but find a way to get involved.

“This bad guy is out there and he has to go out and get him.”

Director Payne described this new instalment as “Luther untethered”.

“He’s like a wrecking ball, but the smartest wrecking ball you’ve ever met in your life”, he said.

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