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(Pocket-lint) – Almost four years after he last appeared as John Luther – and 13 years after the character first appeared on our screens – Idris Elba is reprising the role of the excellent but complicated detective in a film called “Luther: The Fallen Sun”.
Here’s everything you need to know about Luther: The Fallen Sun, including its release date, what it’s about, what you need to watch before, and how you can watch it when it’s released.
Luther: The Fallen Sun release date
The movie Luther: The Movie The Fallen Sun will be released in March 2023. This information was confirmed by Idris Elba and Netflix on Twitter. Production started in November 2021, so it’s been in the works for a while.
For now, that’s all we know about the date, but we think it won’t be long before an exact release date is detailed. We will update this section as soon as we know more.
He is back….
Luther: The Fallen Sun. March 2023.
Idris Elba (@idriselba) December 26, 2022
How to watch Luther: The Fallen Sun
Luther: The Fallen Sun will stream on Netflix when it arrives. So you will need a Netflix subscription to watch it.
The five seasons of the Luther TV series, on which the film is based, were originally broadcast by the BBC, but Netflix picked up the film.
What is Luther: The Fallen Sun about?
According to Idris Elba, Luther: The Fall Sun is a “large scale version of the television series”. It would be a dark thriller – as the TV series was – and he said Luther fans would love it, as would new fans.
JustWatch released the film’s synopsis as follows: “A gruesome serial killer terrorizes London while the brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther remains behind bars. Haunted by his failure to capture the cyber psychopath who now taunts him, Luther decides to leave. ‘escape from prison to finish the job by any means necessary.’
Luther: The Fallen Sun cast
Luther: The Fallen Sun was written by Neil Cross and directed by Jamie Payne.
The following actors and actresses have been confirmed for the movie Luther: The Fallen Sun:
- Idris ElbaJohn Luther
- Dermot Crowley: DSU Martin Schenk
- Peter Theobalds: DC Williams
- Lauryn Ajufo as Anya
- Arkady Kashimov as Einar Kuusk
- Natasha PatelLydia Deng
- Andy ApolloBartender
- Cain Aiden: Live Player
- Callum Chiplin: lifeguard
- Daniel Eghan: Forensic Science Officer
- Prisoner: James Travis
- Nikki Athan
- Cynthia Erivo
- Andy Serkis
- Jess Liaudin
What to watch before the movie Luther: The Fallen Sun
Luther: The Movie The Fallen Sun is based on the BBC TV series Luther, which first aired in 2010. There have been five seasons of the detective series, with a total of 20 episodes. The Season 5 finale of Luther aired on January 4, 2019.
Idris Elba said you don’t need to have watched previous seasons of the Luther TV series to enjoy the upcoming film, although we think it won’t hurt to have watched them in order to fully understand his complex character.
If you fancy catching up on all five seasons of Luther before the film’s release, you can watch all 20 episodes on BBC iPlayer.
Is there a trailer for Luther: The Fallen Sun?
Not yet. Netflix has only communicated the release date and three images from the film Luther: The Fallen Sun.
There is no trailer yet, but we can expect it to appear soon. Watch this space and we will let you know as soon as it becomes available.
Written by Britta O’Boyle.