Business13 September 2021
Jamie Payne to Direct
Multi-award winning international hit crime series Luther created by Neil Cross for the BBC will continue in a feature film at Netflix under its pact with Chernin Entertainment.
Cast: Grammy, Tony, Emmy Winner and Two-time Academy Award Nominee Cynthia Erivo (Harriet) and Emmy Award Nominee Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, War for the Planet of the Apes) to star alongside Golden Globe Nominee Idris Elba in titular role
Director: Emmy Award Nominee Jamie Payne
Writer: Emmy Award Nominee Neil Cross (Mosquito Coast)
Producers: Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and David Ready for Chernin Entertainment, Neil Cross, Idris Elba
Executive Producer: Dan Finlay for Chernin Entertainment; Priscilla Parish for BBC Studios; Kris Thykier
Produced in association with the BBC
The project will be an epic continuation of the Luther saga reimagined for film.
The series which premiered in 2010 has completed five seasons on the BBC. Elba has won two Golden Globes and a Royal Television Society best actor award for his performance in the titular role.
The announcement of Luther follows Chernin Entertainment’s Fear Street trilogy which debuted on Netflix this summer. Next up from Chernin and Netflix is Slumberland starring Jason Momoa.
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