While the third series of Luther doesn’t start airing in the U.S. until September 3, it’s never too soon for fans here and abroad to begin impatiently anticipating an additional Luther thing beyond the Luther thing they’re already impatiently anticipating. So creator Neil Cross has let it be known that he’s already written the script for a big-screen prequel to his cult favorite detective show, one he hopes to make sometime next year. Cross tells the BBC the film would follow Luther “in the earlier days, when he is still married to Zoe, and the final scene in the film is the first of the initial TV series”—a retracing of Luther’s formative years that could be similar to (or even draw from) events in the Cross-penned prequel novel The Calling from last year. Anyway, Idris Elba has already said he’d be interested in reprising the role for a movie, so now it’s just a matter of waiting to see whether it actually happens, or languishes like the Alice-centered spinoff you were already also supposed to be waiting for, but maybe forgot about. So, wait for this now too.
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