The “Luther” movie has been in the works for quite some time, but details about the plot are being kept close to the vest. However, anyone who watched the dramatic Season 5 finale will have an idea about what to expect from the franchise’s first feature-length adventure.
At the end of the episode, Alice (Ruth Wilson) fell to her death after getting into an exchange with the detective, culminating in Luther being put in handcuffs by his fellow officers. He certainly has some explaining to do, and judging by the finale’s events, the movie will undoubtedly center around Luther dealing with some problematic predicaments.
While it remains to be seen if he gets out of jail, Idris Elba told Entertainment Weekly that viewers can expect to see the character forced to find another vocation now that he has a criminal record. “It’s quite clear that it would be very difficult for him to be a policeman moving forward. I think that’s a great setup for a movie,” he revealed.
That said, the actor also promised a film that lives up to the series. “The last few seasons have been more like mini-movies, and film allows us to now have more dramatic pinpoints moments that are slightly more compressed, and it’s a bigger but smaller dose of ‘Luther.'”