“There’s Game Beyond The Fucking Game”

Speaking via Zoom to promote his new Sky comedy The Long Run, The Wire’s Idris Elba has teased that a Luther movie is “close” to being made.

According to Deadline, at a recent press junket Elba explained that while there are no “formal plans” for another season of Luther, the possibility of a movie seems more likely. Elba said –

“There isn’t a real formal plan for Luther at the moment.”

“I’ve made it very clear that I’d like to see Luther come back as a film.”

“And I can tell you this, that we are this close to making a film of Luther.”

The actor has portrayed the titular DCI John Luther for fives seasons since it launched on the BBC back in 2010, with the most recent fifth season arriving in 2019. There’s never been any indication to make a sixth season.

Elba previously admitted it was “depressing” filming Luther because of the bleak storylines. He said –

“It’s a tough show to make; it’s not fun making Luther.”

“It’s very gruelling. Tough, long hours and obviously because of the nature of the type of show it is, it deals with murder, it’s depressing if I’m honest. But it’s a good bit of drama and the fans really love it.”

Don’t expect to see a Luther movie anytime soon, as the pandemic continues to ravage the entertainment industry. We’ll keep you posted though.