Idris Elba’s Netflix Movie ‘Luther’: Everything We Know So Far

The fans of the Luther television series will have already learned by now that a film is in preparation at Netflix. Fans will also be pleased to hear that filming wrapped in early 2022 and has been in post-production for several months. While we were hoping for a 2022 release, it’s increasingly likely we’ll have to wait until 2023. We’re continuing to track everything you need to know about Lutherincluding plot, cast list, trailers and release date on Netflix.

Luther is an upcoming Netflix Original film, in co-production with BBC Films, directed by Jamie Payne and written by Neil Cross.

Plans have been put in place for a Luther since 2013 when the first scripts were written. But thanks to the series only ending in 2019, plans for the movie have been put on the back burner before being announced in 2020.


What is Luther’s production status?

Official Production Status: Post-Production (Last Updated: 10/18/2022)

Idris Elba revealed in November 2021 with a behind-the-scenes image that filming was underway on the set of Luther.

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Filming lasted a few months before ending in mid-February 2022.


What is the plot of Luther?

The only guideline we’ve seen so far for the film is a synopsis similar to that of the TV series;

Chief Inspector John Luther is a brilliant London officer, so obsessed with his job that he’s willing to walk the darkest paths and break the toughest rules. Based on the LUTHER TV series.


Who are the confirmed cast members of Luther?

Only a handful of actors have been confirmed to star in Luther so far, but of course the most obvious casting is the return of Idris Elba to reprise his role as Luther.

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Cynthia Erivo, known for her work on Bad times at El Royale and Harrietwas cast in an unknown role. However, it has been reported that Erivo will play the role of Luther’s nemesis.

Beloved The Lord of the Rings and The Planet of the Apes Actor Andy Serkis has also been confirmed and will play the villain.

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Dermot Crowley also returns to reprise his role as Schenk.

We are still waiting to find out who the other cast members are.


When does the Luther Release date on Netflix?

Netflix still hasn’t announced an official release date.

We previously thought Luther would come to Netflix before the end of 2022, however, it seems increasingly clear that Luther won’t be coming to Netflix until 2023.

Will Luther be available to stream on Netflix in the UK?

As the film is a co-production between Netflix and BBC Films, it is uncertain whether it will be available to stream in the UK. Luther will be available on Netflix UK. What is likely to happen is Luther will be available to stream on BBC iPlayer before arriving on Netflix.


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Idris Elba’s Netflix Movie ‘Luther’: Everything We Know So Far