The Luther film will be directed by Emmy nominee Jamie Payne from a screenplay written by series creator Neil Cross. The project is defined as a grand continuation of the Luther saga reimagined for the movie. Joining Elba are new cast members Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis, and Jess Liaudin, with Dermot Crowley also reprising his role as Martin Schenk.
It is produced by Cross, Elba, Peter Chernin, David Ready, and Jenno Topping. Executive producers are Kris Thykier, Priscilla Paris, Brendan Ferguson, Miki Emmrich, and Dan Finlay.
A Luther movie has been in talks for more than 10 years now, with co-creator Neil Cross talking about an adaptation as early as 2011. Following the series coming to an end, however, talks started to ramp up, with Netflix finally announcing that a movie would be made.