Yeah there’s going to be another season of BBC’s award winning series ‘Luther‘ starring Idris Elba. Unfortunately this will be the last season and i’m not complaining as the plan to go on with another season was just announced this January after making we faithful followers of the series assume it was all over.
From the information gotten, BBC head of drama Ben Stephenson did confirm that Luther, like season 2, would run for four more 60-minute episodes. However the story might not end there according to reports gotten from RadioTimes.
Writer/Creator of the Luther, Neil Cross who was interviewed by Front Row on BBC 4 had this to say about the character and what is to come after season 3, like a possible movie adaptation..
“We’ll wrap up Luther as a TV show, but I think we’ll then probably make the leap to the big screen with John Luther.” Cross said, “The final scene of the final episode is great and we wouldn’t want to continue. I love an ending. I have a weakness for a powerful and moving ending. We’ll go out big and leave it at that.”
When asked about how he came up with the character, he had this to say; “It was cast as a character, purely and simply, which is one of the aspects that attracted Idris to the role. I have no knowledge or expertise or right to try to tackle in some way the experience of being a black man in modern Britain.
“It would have been an act of tremendous arrogance for me to try to write – and you have to try to imagine the quote marks around the words – a black character because I don’t know what a black character is and we would have ended up with a slightly embarrassed, ignorant, middle-class, white writer’s idea of a black character, which would have been an embarrassment for everybody concerned.
“I suspect that there’s a dearth of decent roles for black actors because most writers are white and they try to write their idea of black and it’s an embarrassment.”