“Something’s coming…” whispers a voiceover in the first teaser trailer for Luther

The Fallen Sun. Chief Inspector John Luther (Idris Elba) appears briefly in the video with his ever-present gray tweed coat.

Not only! The film will arrive on the platform on March 10, 2023 but will be released in a limited number of theaters from February 24 by Lucky Red .

Luther crossed the line

Luther: The Fallen Sun begins with Luther behind bars after crossing the line in his quest for justice.

Jamie Payne , director of the fifth season and of this film, added that the film introduces a new interpretation of Luther, putting him in a situation in which he had never found himself before.

“Luther is an unstoppable force. But until now he’s had to get around the laws of law enforcement, because that was his job. He is now he is a fugitive. This is Luther unfettered. This man is so far ahead in his way of thinking and acting. He’s like a wrecking ball, but the smartest wrecking ball you’ve ever met in your life.”

Elba added :

“I really wanted to amplify what we did with the television series. He’s done so much to bend the law to catch the bad guys that he’s gone to jail.

This is where the story begins. This old case that has never been solved creeps back into his life. And John can’t help but find a way to get involved. The bad guy is out there and he has to go get it.”

The plot

In Luther: Inferno — an epic continuation of the award-winning television saga, re-imagined for the cinema — a vicious serial killer is terrorizing London, while the brilliant detective John Luther (Idris Elba), fallen from grace, sits behind the bars. Tormented by the failed capture of the cyber-psychopath who now provokes him, Luther decides to escape to finish the job at any cost.

The cast

In addition to Elba , the cast includes: Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis  and  Dermot Crowley , again in the role of Martin Schenk.

Cross and Elba are producing alongside Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping  and  David Ready  for Chernin Entertainment. Don Finlay  is an executive producer for Chernin Entertainment, alongside  Brendan Ferguson, Miki Emmerich, Kris Thykier  and  Priscilla Parish .

Scripted by series creator Neil Cross , the film is produced by Netflix in association with the BBC .