British actor Idris Elba has hinted at the possible return of hit BBC show Luther. The show finished its fourth season in December 2015 and was thought unlikely to ever return to television screens.
Elba posted a tweet in response to a fan asking if their was a chance the show would be returning. The response read: “Big Chance. Watch this space..”
Luther originally aired back in 2010 and became an instant success, averaging around 5.9 million viewers per episode in the UK. Elba plays the title character DCI John Luther, who for those unaware of the show, is a kind of mash up of Sherlock Holmes and Columbo, and is an all round awesome badass cop.
There have also been some whispers surrounding a potential Luther movie. Elba has been asked numerous times about the possibility of a movie and has often stated that the prospect was an unlikely one. However, in a recent interview Elba had this to say: “A film is on the wish list. I think John Luther could transfer really well to a film. We haven’t quite got there yet, but yeah man, it could happen.”
Elba gave a further hint regarding the shows return to television stating: “I’d like to more episodes. The audience loved John Luther and I don’t think the story’s over yet.”
Outside of Luther, Elba is currently filming both an adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’ and the latest movie in the Thor franchise, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’.
In ‘The Dark Tower’, Elba is set to play primary protagonist ‘Roland Deschain’. The film is due to come out on February 17 of next year and will also star Matthew McConaughey and Katheryn Winnick.
Elba will be reprising his role as the all seeing Asgardian sentry ‘Heimdall’ in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’. The film will be released on November 3 of next year.