Idris Elba will be reprising arguably his best-known role in the upcoming Netflix film “Luther”.

The new spin-off of BBC’s acclaimed psychological crime thriller will see Elba returning to the role of DCI John Luther.

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With the film expected to debut sometime next year, Netflix has released a pair of first-look images from “Luther”, featuring Elba in character.

In one shot, Luther is seen standing in what appears to the “Chunnel” that links Britain with France.

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In another, Luther is shown trudging through snow on a frozen mountaintop, attired in his typical garb and woefully unprepared for the harsh climate in which he finds himself.


While details of the long-in-the-works film are being kept under wraps, “Luther” has been described as “an epic continuation of the ‘Luther’ saga reimagined for film.”

Directed by Jamie Payne, from a screenplay written by series creator Neil Cross, “Luther” also stars Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis and Jess Liaudin, with Dermot Crowley reprising his role as Martin Schenk.

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Earlier this month, Elba took to Twitter to reveal that production on the film had begun; the tweet quickly went viral, racking up more than 10,000 likes in less than 30 minutes.

“Luther” ran for five seasons, with the most recent airing in 2019.