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Luther movie release date for new Netflix film with Idris Elba

Luther: The Fallen Sun Netflix release date

Idris Elba is reprising his role as Luther for a new feature film at Netflix – here’s all toy need to know.


Created by Neil Cross, Luther ran for five series on BBC One between 2010 and 2019.

The new movie – titled Luther: The Fallen Sun – will be a continuation of the series with Cynthia Erivo (Harriet) and Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, War for the Planet of the Apes) joining Idris Elba in the titular role of DCI John Luther.

Idris Elba as John Luther in Luther: The Fallen Sun.
Luther: The Fallen Sun. Idris Elba as John Luther in Luther: The Fallen Sun. Cr. John Wilson/Netflix © 2023

Plus, Dermot Crowley returns as Martin Schenk.

Luther: The Fallen Sun release date

The new Luther film will be streaming on Netflix from 10 March, 2023.

A teaser shares: “In Luther: The Fallen Sun — an epic continuation of the award-winning television saga reimagined for film — a gruesome serial killer is terrorizing London while brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther sits behind bars.

“Haunted by his failure to capture the cyber psychopath who now taunts him, Luther decides to break out of prison to finish the job by any means necessary.”


The Luther movie has been long rumoured ever since the TV series last aired.

Speaking previously about working on the film, creator and writer Neil Cross told the Radio Times: “I think the thing with Luther is never to rule out anything. All we’ve ever wanted to do is, within the parameters that we’re given, make the best possible show.

“What we’ve been able to do [with the movie] – having delivered every episode of Luther on budgets which are comically small – is to have a wider canvas and a bigger budget to tell the kind of stories that we we’ve always wanted to be able to tell. And we’ve really been given the opportunity – while staying entirely true.

“I mean, Idris and I have shared this character for more than 10 years. And the key aspect of this whole conversation is primarily, how do we stay true to Luther?”

Meanwhile in 2019, Elba told EW he felt a Luther movie would prove a hit.


He said: “The last few seasons have been more like mini-movies, and film allows us to now have more dramatic pin points moments that are slightly more compressed and it’s a bigger but smaller dose of Luther.”

For now you can watch the five TV series of Luther on BBC iPlayer here.

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