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Will there be more Luther after series five? Idris Elba teases BBC drama future

Idris Elba reveals “the next step is to make a film” rather than a sixth series following the BBC drama's return this New Year

Published: Monday, 5th August 2019 at 4:44 am

As fans recover from the fifth series of Luther on BBC1, and those two major character deaths in the finale, the logical next question is – will there be a series six?

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The short answer is: it's not looking likely.

Speaking to RadioTimes.com about what’s next for his maverick detective, Idris Elba revealed, “I don't think we're going to do too many TV versions of it; I think the next step is to make a film.”

Elba explained that he expects the forthcoming fifth series to lead towards a possible movie version, saying that "this season has the film very much in its sights".

“We've got a skeleton of an idea for a film," the actor said. "And I'm not allowed to say too much but I can say that this season has the film very much in its sights. If there is a film, then it will be somehow connected to this season.”

Watch this space...

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This article was originally published in December 2018

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