Series creator Neil Cross has confirmed that he has completed a screenplay for the prequel Luther film and hopes to begin filming it next year.
"It will follow Luther's career in the earlier days, when he is still married to Zoe, and the final scene in the film is the first of the initial TV series".
BBC News - Idris Elba's Luther heads to the big screenIdris Elba is said to be on board to reprise his role as John Luther, with supporting characters Justin Ripley (Warren Brown), Luther's wife Zoe (Indira Varma) and DCI Ian Reed (Steve Mackintosh) also expected to feature.
Cross explained that the reason he chose to develop a prequel was to bring back these popular supporting characters.
Ruth Wilson's Alice Morgan will not feature in the proposed film, but the BBC is believed to have expressed interest in a solo series based on the character.