Luther creator promises Idris Elba IS returning to role amid rumours of standalone film before sixth series

LUTHER creator Neil Cross has promised Idris Elba IS returning to the role amid rumours of a standalone film before the sixth series.

Idris, 48, has won a legion of fans as the no-nonsense detective on the BBC show, which last aired in January 2019.

Fans are desperate to see DCI John Luther back on their screens, and at a recent press event for his new drama The Sister, Neil insisted he would definitely "make more Luther".

As well as a potential sixth series, a standalone Luther film has been doing the rounds on the rumour mill for a while, and when asked about it, Neil said: "Ask Idris!"

He added: "We are – I don’t know what I’m allowed to say, which is an answer in of itself! Words are my job and I’ve lost them all.

"We wanna make more Luther. We’re gonna make more Luther. The how and the why, that’s all to come, but we’re gonna make more Luther.”

Idris has also spoke about his desire to see Luther on the big screen, telling press earlier this year: "I’ve maintained that I’d like to see [Luther] come to a film.

“That’s what I think we’re headed towards, is a film. I’m looking forward to making that happen… It is happening!”

Luther first aired in 2010 and also stars Ruth Wilson as Alice Morgan.

The seasons are always relatively short, with season two and three consisting of four episodes, while season four had just two.

Last year's fifth series consisted of four episodes and was lapped up by fans after a four year absence from their screens.

Meanwhile Neil's next project, The Sister, stars Russell Tovey as a man desperate to conceal the death of a young woman at a party years before.

It will air on ITV on October 26 across four consecutive nights.

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