Luther series five starts filming next month with future plans to make a film, reveals series creator

"Hopefully in some incarnation, the character will continue"

‘Luther’ series creator Neil Cross has revealed that the Idris Elba starring show will begin filming January 2018.

Speaking to Deadline, the creator and writer said that he’d written all the episodes for the fifth season of the show and that production will begin as soon as possible next year.

“We’re in prep right now and we’re doing a bit of casting and we start shooting in January. For some reason, I always seem to shoot in the depths of winter”, Cross said.

The idea of a ‘Luther’ movie came up in the interview which Cross said he was very interested in if star Idris Elba’s schedule allowed it.

“The fact is that Idris and I are bound in this shared relationship with this character and every TV series, we think it’s going to be the end.” Cross continues: “Hopefully in some incarnation, the character will continue.”

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“[A film] is always going to be slightly different [from the TV series] because of how long you have to tell a story. Ultimately, whatever Luther story you tell, in whatever medium, has to focus on that character so in some ways it will be exactly the same because it will be about him”, Cross concluded.

The acclaimed BBC crime-drama last aired properly in 2015, when it returned for a two-part fourth season. The premise of the show briefly returned in 2016 for a Sport Relief parody special.