‘Luther’ won’t be back for another series, show’s creator confirms

However, 'Luther: The Movie' is in the works...

Luther creator Neil Cross has confirmed that there are no plans to make any further episodes of the hit TV series.

Series three of the crime drama starring Idris Elba aired on BBC One last month (July) following earlier series in 2010 and 2011. However, there won’t be a fourth series because Elba, who won a Golden Globe last year (2012) for his performance as DCI John Luther, is now in too high demand.

“The show’s finished. Idris, as he should be, he’s gone on to be a big movie star,” Cross said at the Edinburgh TV Festival over the weekend.

However, Cross went on to reassure fans that they probably haven’t seen the last of Elba’s obsessive detective, adding: “I think there will be a Luther movie – that’s the plan.”

Elba has recently been seen on the big screen in Pacific Rim, a monster movie from director Guillermo del Toro that opened last month (UK). He also stars in forthcoming Mandela biopic Long Walk To Freedom, due in cinemas next January (2013), and is already being tipped for an Oscar nomination for his performance as the iconic leader. Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch the trailer.