Idris Elba ‘desperately trying’ to make new Luther happen

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.”