Netflix is set to film the BBC crime drama series Luther of the same name, with Idris Elba once again reprising his role as John Luther. Jamie Payne will direct Luther film for Netflix, having previously directed the last two episodes of the first season of The Alienist series, for which he received an Emmy nomination. The story of the film will be written by original screenwriter of series Neil Krauss. Netflix will produce the film in collaboration with BBC. Neil Cross and Idris Elba will also serving as producer along with Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and David Ready with their Chernin Entertainment banner. Chernin Entertainment’s Dan Finlay will serve as executive producer alongside with Kris Thykier and Priscilla Parish from BBC Studio.
It’s not yet known what roles Andy Serkis and Cynthia Erivo will play in Netflix’s new crime drama
Netflix’s Luther Film’s Plot
Netflix’s Luther film will follow the original psychological crime drama series, the first season of which premiered in 2010. Obviously, 5 seasons of the series have been released so far. The story of the film will be based on Idris Elba’s character John Luther, a murder detective. He always investigates the heinous crimes which are very difficult to solve.
It is going to be very interesting to wrap the long story of the series in a long film of about 2 hours. Because, Idris Elba’s portrayal of John Luther was highly praised, for which he has received 11 Emmy nominations till date.
The addition of Andy Serkis and Cynthia Erivo to Netflix’s new crime drama makes it all the more special. Andy Serkis is best known for playing Gollum in Peter Jackson’s ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ Trilogy. He is also known for his roles in War for the Planet of the Apes, and Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and ‘Black Panther’.
On the other hand, Cynthia Erivo is known for the film 2019 Harriet. Also actress known for Disney-ABC domestic television series Genius: Aretha.