BBC One series Luther creator Neil Cross has said the show will not be returning to TV for a fourth series and big surprise for Idris Elba’s strange serial killer Alice Morgan return.
The show’s star Idris Elba had previously hinted that the show – which recently ended its third series on BBC One – could be back for another run depending on the demand from fans.
However the writer has now pretty much put paid to those rumours by telling fans at the Edinburgh Television Festival: ‘The show’s finished. Idris, as he should be, he’s gone on to be a big movie star.’
Neil Cross who also revealed he was working on a new series for US network NBC – went on to confirm the character would return on the big screen, saying ‘I think there will be a Luther movie that’s the plan.’
Elba recently offered his own views on Luther’s future, saying: ‘My personal ambition is to see this turn into a film. But I’m very loyal to the audience.
‘If the audience demands another season, or some variable on that, then it should happen I think.’
The actor was seen most recently in the sci-fi blockbuster Pacific Rim and also stars as Nelson Mandela in the forthcoming Long Walk To Freedom.
Cross said of the latter: ‘I watched the trailer a couple of weeks ago and it’s astonishing.
‘Idris is a great actor – because he’s so beautiful and charismatic and because he commands the screen so singularly, people forget he’s a f**king astonishing actor,’ he added.
‘I can’t think of a more high profile, risky role to play than Mandela. He’s owned it.’
Long Walk To Freedom will be released in the UK in early 2014.
BBC One Luther Season 4 Video