Idris Elba confirms Luther return as he shares behind-the-scenes photos

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Idris Elba as Johh Luther  (BBC)
Idris Elba as Johh Luther (BBC)

Idris Elba has given fans a teaser of the upcoming Luther film with two behind-the-scenes photos. 

The actor, 49, confirmed that shooting has begun on Netflix’s film version of the TV drama. 

The feature film will continue the story of haunted rogue Detective Chief Inspector John Luther following five critically acclaimed series on the BBC.

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Elba tweeted a photo of a clapperboard, decorated with with images of the London skyline, from the set and wrote: “Oi … I’m back!”

He also shared a photo of himself wearing the grey overcoat and red tie made famous by the character.

The post quickly went viral on Twitter - amassing 10,000 likes in 30 minutes. 

Netflix is producing the film in association with the BBC.

Luther with John Luther as Idris Elba and Alice Morgan as Ruth Wilson (BBC)
Luther with John Luther as Idris Elba and Alice Morgan as Ruth Wilson (BBC)

Described by the streaming giant as “an epic continuation of the Luther saga reimagined for film”, the project will reportedly see the detective faced with two new challenges.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harriet star Cynthia Erivo is playing a rival detective while Andy Serkis, best known as Gollum in The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, will take on the role of the villain.

The fifth series of Luther, which aired across four nights in January 2019, saw the return of the detective’s murderous sidekick Alice Morgan, played by Ruth Wilson, after fans feared she was dead at the end of the fourth series.

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