‘Luther’ Idris Elba Netflix Movie: Everything We Know So Far

Idris Elba's Luther movie is confirmed to come to Netflix and the BBC in March 2023.

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Fans of the Luther television series will have already learned by now that a movie is coming to the BBC and Netflix, and now we know it’s set to release in March 2023. Here’s everything you need to know about Luther: the plot, cast updates, trailers, and the Netflix release date.

Luther is an upcoming Netflix Original movie in a co-production with BBC Films. The movie is directed by Jamie Payne and written by Neil Cross.

Plans have been in motion for a Luther movie since 2013, when the first scripts were written. But thanks to the series not ending until 2019, plans for the movie took a back seat before being announced in 2020. We first reported on plans to bring Luther to Netflix back in July 2021.


What is the production status of Luther?

Official Production Status: Post-Production (Last Updated: 18/10/2022)

Idris Elba revealed in November 2021 with a behind-the-scenes image that filming was underway on the set of Luther.

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Filming lasted for a few months before ending by mid-February 2022.


What is the plot of Luther?

The only logline we’ve seen so far for the movie is a synopsis similar to the TV show;

Detective Chief Inspector John Luther is a brilliant London officer, so obsessed with his work that he is willing to go down the darkest of paths and break the stringiest of rules. Based on the TV Series LUTHER.

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Who are the confirmed cast members of Luther?

Only a handful of actors have been confirmed so far to star in Luther, but of course, the most obvious casting is Idris Elba returning to reprise his role as Luther.

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Cynthia Erivo, known for her work on Bad Times at the El Royale and Harriet, has been cast in an unnamed role. However, it has been reported that Erivo will play the role of Luther’s nemesis.

Beloved The Lord of the Rings and Planet of the Apes actor Andy Serkis has also been confirmed and will play the villain.

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Dermot Crowley also returns to reprise his role as Schenk.

We’re still waiting to learn who the remaining cast members are.


When is the Luther Netflix release date?

Netflix confirmed in November 2022 that the movie is due to release in March 2023 although an exact release date has yet to be confirmed.

Will Luther be available to stream on Netflix in the UK?

As the film is a co-production between Netflix and BBC Films, it’s unclear if Luther will be available on Netflix UK.

What’s likely to happen is Luther will be available to stream on BBC iPlayer before eventually arriving on Netflix.


Are you looking forward to watching the Luther movie on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!

‘Luther’ Idris Elba Netflix Movie: Everything We Know So Far

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 and serves as one of the lead writers here on What's on Netflix. Jacob covers all things Netflix movies and TV shows but specializes in covering anime and K-dramas. Resides in the United Kingdom.