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Idris Elba Says ‘Luther’ Could Return As A Movie After Season Five

Idris Elba Says ‘Luther’ Could Return As A Movie After Season Five

Filming is yet to get underway for a new four-part series for the award-winning show Luther, but there is already talk of transforming the concept into a movie format.

There was a lot of buzz about the potential film when show creator, Neil Cross, revealed four years ago that the adaptation had been written. But fans were left broken and disappointed when nothing was released.

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However, the actor who plays Detective Chief Inspector John Luther, Idris Elba, has told Radio Times, that it appears the wheels are in motion: "It's very much in our minds, the film. I think it could be an amazing series of films.

"It's taken on some different legs, but it definitely feels like it would be magnified more - open Luther in terms of what he can do, on a film scale."

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Luther Idris Elba

Credit: BBC One

Obviously, there won't be any secrets unveiled until the world gets to see what happens to the dark and broody Detective Luther in the upcoming fifth season.

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Neil Cross told the BBC: "Now what? It's a question Idris and I get asked a lot. What happened to John Luther after we last saw him striding unbowed through the streets of his city, his blood red London? It can't be over, can it? There's so much we don't know. So much unfinished business.

"The thing is, we've been asking ourselves the same question. Because we love John and wonder what he's up to. And as for me, I'm scared of the monsters. The face at the window. The hand under the bed. The shadow at the end of the street. Who's going to stop them, if not John Luther?

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Luther Idris Elba

Credit: BBC One

"In the end, we picked up the phone to some old friends and asked if they'd like to find out what happens next. It turns out, they would. So that's what we're going to do. We're going to find out what happens next."

Elba has teased fans with a tiny bit of information regarding what could happen, hinting that it'll be 'classic Luther' and that they're 'not re-inventing the wheel'.

He also expects audiences to love the characters in the latest instalment - we're hoping he's talking about the good guys and not the murderous, cannibalistic and psychopathic villains that plague Luther in every episode.

The fifth series is expected to start filming in 2018 and the show's bosses will see how well it engages audiences before embarking on a film.

Sources: Radio Times, BBC

Featured Image Credit: BBC One

Topics: BBC One, idris elba, Luther

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.