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Neil Cross isn’t going to wait years to bring his TV characters to the big screen. The creator of the BBC crime drama Luther, which stars Idris Elba, Indira Varma and Ruth Wilson, doesn’t just want to make a film — he’s already written the script.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cross has said he wants to use the film to show how Elba’s cop turned into the dark character we’ve seen in the drama’s three seasons. He’s still married to Varma’s Zoe in the potential film, but presumably we’ll see the dissolution of that relationship as the end of the movie leads right into the first scene of the first episode.
The well-regarded series will not continue after the third season, which concluded in the United Kingdom in July. Many fans have been talking about the possibility of the film, citing one of the main reasons the show had to cease production: Elba’s increasing star status. If Cross has his way, they’ll start shooting next year.