Saturday, 24 August 2013

LUTHER won't return to television

Speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival, Luther creator Neil Cross confirmed the hit BBC crime drama won't return for a fourth series: "... the show's finished. Idris [Elba], as he should be, he's gone on to be a big movie star." However, plans for a Luther movie are apparently still very much alive...

I'm sad the show won't be returning (mainly because it's one of the few BBC dramas I wholeheartedly enjoy), but in some ways it's hard to see where the show could have gone. There are only so many freakish villains you can dream up before it gets a little deadening, and the personal stories for John Luther always involved tragic romances and the possibility of being exposed as a dangerous maverick by suspicious bosses. That was already getting tired after three series, so maybe it's wise to end the show and give fans a cool feature film to look forward to instead?
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