Luther: The Fallen Sun is an upcoming crime drama film directed by Jamie Payne and written by Neil Cross.
It will be a film continuation of Cross's television series of the same name.
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What is Luther: the Fallen Sun About?
Luther was arrested and sent to prison by fellow officer Schenk (Dermot Crowley) at the end of “Luther” season 5. Luther has never been your typical cop, and his proclivity for violence has landed him in jail alongside the criminals he pursues.
Elba told Entertainment Weekly that the film will begin with the troubled detective trying to figure out what to do next:
“He's spent so much time in jail for breaking the law in order to catch the bad guys. So that's where the story begins. He's thinking about what he wants to do with his life. […] Luther is haunted by his entire existence. Even when he's free, he can't help but chase it, the ghosts that enter his mind. And I believe that is what motivates him in this film. He's just haunted by what he's done, what he could have done, and people who have died.”
While the five seasons of “Luther” contain a lot of backstories, both Elba and the film's director, Jamie Payne, believe that audiences unfamiliar with the franchise will be able to follow and enjoy the film as well.
Though “Luther” and its many characters have rich lore, it is also fairly simplistic. All you need to know is that Luther is an antihero, a tragic protagonist who is both charismatic and troubled. The film will begin with an unsolved case from Luther's past resurfacing, bringing a slew of new issues to the detective's doorstep.
Luther: the Fallen Sun Cast
Idris Elba will reprise his role as Detective John Luther, and Dermot Crowley will return as Martin Schenk.
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They will be joined by Academy Award-nominated actress Cynthia Erivo, who will play Luther's nemesis, and Emmy Award-winning actor Andy Serkis, who will play the villain. No other cast members have been announced as of yet.
Luther: the Fallen Sun Release Updates
The official release date for Luther: The Fallen Sun has yet to be announced by Netflix, but we do know that it will begin streaming in March 2023.
Where to Watch Luther the Series
Unfortunately, the original BBC One series is no longer available on Netflix.
Luther is available on Hulu, BritBox, and Pluto TV for free (with ads).
Luther Movie Confirms Official Title as It Releases New Look
The official title for Netflix's upcoming Luther film has been revealed, along with a few new images of Idris Elba in the role.
Netflix confirmed the news via its Twitter account, revealing that the film will be called Luther: The Fallen Sun and will be released in March of next year.
Elba has also given fans a taste of what to expect in the upcoming film, telling Entertainment Weekly that it will pick up after the dramatic 2019 series finale, which saw John Luther sentenced to prison.
“He's bent the law so much to catch the bad guys that he's ended up in jail,” Elba said.
“So that's where the story begins. He's thinking about what he wants to do with his life.”
He went on: “Luther is haunted by his entire existence. Even when he's free, he can't help but chase it, the ghosts that enter his mind. And I believe that is what motivates him in this film.”
Despite the fact that the film picks up immediately after the series finale, director Jamie Payne stated that watching the show isn't required to understand The Fallen Sun.
“The story continues in some ways – if you binge the series from season one to the film, the story is continuous,” he explained.
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“However, because the film has such a large audience, we felt it was critical that if someone was watching the film for the first time, it had its own story. It was critical to all of us that the audience could connect with the series.”