Something is about to happen! A release date has been set for Luther: The Fallen Sun, unquestionably one of the most anticipated movies that Netflix will release this year, in 2023. Beginning on February 24, the film that will serve as the last episode of Netflix’s long-running TV show of the same name will begin screening in select cinemas. It will then make its debut on Netflix on March 10, 2023, only a few short weeks after that date.
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Luther: The Fallen Sun Upcoming Release
In an exciting video that was shared throughout social media, Netflix divulged both of the upcoming release dates. In the little trailer, some suspense is well conveyed, and our favorite detective, John Luther played by Idris Elba, can be seen wearing his trademark jacket and a shade of red tie that is deeper than the one we are used to seeing him wear.
The sound that can be heard is that of doors opening in a jail, which is undoubtedly a reference to the fact that Luther will be breaking out of prison in order to take on his next foe. After briefly emerging from the darkness, Luther immediately returns to his previous position. A voice can be heard uttering a foreboding warning, “Something’s coming,” and then following it up by saying, “You see me now,” as unsettling music is playing in the background.
Luther: The Fallen Sun is Netflix’s reaction to the outcry of Luther fans who strived in one voice for more of the titular detective after the series wrapped up with Season 5 in 2019. Luther fans have been scrambling for more of the titular detective ever since the series concluded with Season 5.
The fifth and final season concluded with the authorities arresting Luther for his unconventional and outside-the-rules approach to fighting crime. Thankfully, the movie will serve as a sequel to that ending and pick up right where the show left off, taking place immediately after the conclusion of the series.
Although we have not yet seen a full trailer for the upcoming film on Netflix, the streaming service has provided us with a teaser for the film by releasing a couple of images. One of the images introduces the antagonist, a millionaire serial killer by the name of David Robey who will be portrayed by Andy Serkis.
Recently, Serkis teased the antagonist by characterizing him as the darkest he’s encountered in recent times, saying, “I don’t believe I’ve come across something quite this black for a long time.” We won’t be able to form an opinion on Robey until we get more information about how he compares to Luther’s former rivals, and that won’t be for very long. Cynthia Erivo and Dermot Crowley, who both reprise their roles from the series, will act with Idris Elba and Andy Serkis in the film adaptation of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”
Neil Cross is responsible for the script, while Jamie Payne is the director of the movie. Producers including Elba, Jenno Topping, Cross Peter Chernin, and David Ready were the authors of this piece. Dan Finlay, Brendan Ferguson, Andy Serkis, Kris Thykier, Priscilla Parish, Miki Emmerich, Cynthia Erivo, and Dermot Crowley are some of the people who have contributed to the production as executive producers.
Luther: The Fallen Sun Official Trailer
On February 24, the film Luther: The Fallen Sun will release in select cinemas, and on March 10, 2023, it will become available to watch on Netflix.
Below is the official synopsis for the next film, as well as the teaser for the upcoming fifth season of Luther:
“A brutal serial murderer harasses London in Luther: The Fallen Sun, an epic continuation of the award-winning television tale recreated for cinema, as brilliant but disgraced investigator John Luther (Idris Elba) waits in prison. Haunted by his inability to apprehend the cyber maniac who now teases him, Luther determines to get out of jail to accomplish the job by whatever means necessary. Dermot Crowley reprises his role as Martin Schenk, with returning cast members Andy Serkis and Cynthia Erivo.”