The upcoming continuation of the hit British crime thriller series Luther now has a release date, with Netflix confirming that Luther: The Fallen Sun will premiere on February 24, 2023 in theaters.
The film will be available in select theaters in February, then move to Netflix for all subscribers on March 10, 2023. The new film will see Idris Elba return as the titular detective, this time looking to finish one of his biggest missions ever.
Check out below for a brief teaser trailer featuring Elba:
“In the 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 (Idris Elba) sits behind bars,” reads the synopsis. “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.”
Luther: The Fallen Sun is directed by Emmy nominee Jamie Payne from a screenplay written by series creator Neil Cross. Joining Elba are new cast members Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis, and Jess Liaudin, with Dermot Crowley also reprising his role as Martin Schenk.
It is produced by Cross, Elba, Peter Chernin, David Ready, and Jenno Topping. Executive producers are Kris Thykier, Priscilla Paris, Brendan Ferguson, Miki Emmrich, and Dan Finlay.
A Luther film has been in discussion for more than 10 years now, with co-creator Neil Cross talking about an adaptation as early as 2011. Following the series coming to a close, however, talks began to ramp up, with Netflix eventually announcing that a film would be made.