The upcoming continuation of the hit British crime thriller series Luther now has a release date, with Netflix confirming that Luther: The Fallen Sun will hit theaters on February 24, 2023.
The film will be available in selected cinemas in February, then move to Netflix for all subscribers on March 10, 2023. The new film will see the return of Idris Elba as the titular detective, this time looking to finish a on his biggest mission ever.
Watch below for a short teaser trailer featuring Elba:
“In the epic continuation of the award-winning television saga reimagined for film – a terrifying serial killer terrorizes London while brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther (Idris Elba) sits behind the bars,” reads the synopsis. “Frightened by his failure to capture the cyber psychopath who is now taunting him, Luther decides to break out of prison to finish the job by any means necessary.”
Luther: The Fallen Sun directed by Emmy nominee Jamie Payne from a screenplay written by series creator Neil Cross. Joining Elba are new cast members Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis, and Jess Liaudin, with Dermot Crowley also reprising his role as Martin Schenk.
It was produced by Cross, Elba, Peter Chernin, David Ready, and Jenno Topping. Executive producers are Kris Thykier, Priscilla Paris, Brendan Ferguson, Miki Emmrich, and Dan Finlay.
A Luther The film has been in discussion for over 10 years now, with co-creator Neil Cross talking about an adaptation as early as 2011. After the series came to an end, however, the talks began development, which Netflix eventually announced as a film. should be done.