ATTN. THE WEB: In a recent interview, the creator of beloved television series mentioned the possibility of filming a movie counterpart to that beloved television series. The creator mentioned having written the script. The creator also spoke a bit about the premise. The lead actor in the series expressed interest in filming the movie. At no point were any concrete plans to actually create the movie mentioned. Please head to your panic rooms until you are given the all clear. From the BBC:

Idris Elba’s troubled detective John Luther could be heading for the big screen, series creator Neil Cross says. [...]

“I’ve written the script and we hope to get the film made next year,” he told the Edinburgh Television Festival. Idris is a brilliant leading man and we’ve hoped to turn Luther into a movie for a long time.”

“It will follow his career 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.”

Elba has expressed an interest in turning the story into a film before, telling audiences at a Bafta preview for Luther’s third series it was “definitely a goal.”

PRESIDENT OBAMA, PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION FOR GOD TO FINALLY GIVE US A LUTHER MOVIE, FOR ONCE IN OUR LIVES! Ugggh, this is taking foreverrrr, where is it?! 10 years ago we had a Luther movie, an Arrested Development movie, a Party Down movie, and a sequel to Wet Hot American Summer. Now we have no Luther movie, no Arrested Development movie, no Party Down movie, and no sequel to Wet Hot American Summer. What? I DON’T KNOW! Gimme the movie! What if the Luther prequel were a series of albums? What if the Luther prequel were the cast of Community? What if the Luther prequel were Muppet Babies JUST GIMMME!

Comments (18)
  1. I will also accept a 2-hour movie of Idris Elba hanging out, just watching TV if that helps anything. Or maybe making a lasagna or grilled cheese sandwiches. In character or not.

  2. As someone who is constantly complaining that nothing is ever just allowed to be what it is and people should just chill the fuck out about demanding more and more and more of their favorite stuff until they inevitably get bored and tired of it, I sure am hankering to have this in my eyeballs forever.

  3. I thought we already settled this with yesterday’s Bryan Cranston casting news.

  4. The movie should be Luther vs Stringer Bell and then they just wouldn’t have to make movies anymore.

  5. I really love Indira Varma, who played Zoe, because I loved her gobs as Niobe on Rome. As a rule, I hate prequels, but if this movie gets more Indira in my eyes, I am in support.

  6. Why just make a movie of a TV show when you could make a supermovie based on multiple TV shows? So they could do, for example, a Luther/Gossip Girl hybrid movie where Luther investigates the murder of Serena Van der Woodsen. (I don’t actually know what Luther is about; does my movie make sense y/n?)


    My coworker told me that and I got all giddy. I cannot wait.

  8. Prequel? Can Donald Glover to a British accent?

  9. I have never seen Luther, but I’m sure as hell gonna now.


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