Idris Elba says that he is determined to reprise his Luther TV role.

The BBC crime drama ended last year after three thrilling series.

Asked about rumours of a Luther film in the works, Idris, who recently played Nelson Mandela in the film about the late South African president, told Radio Times magazine: “I am desperately trying to make that happen.

“I think we’re going to probably do one more incarnation in TV.

“But not a season – a one-off. There’s a story idea, but no script yet. But we’re gunning to do it at the end of this year.”

The Wire star added: “There’s a lot of pressure from everyone to make it, so we’re going to do it.”