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The first five series ran on BBC One, with 20 episodes in total.

Starring Idris Elba, Luther sees a brilliant, troubled detective crosses the line between personal and professional as he investigates the darkest crimes in London.

Announcing the news, Netflix posted on social media: "Idris Elba will reprise his iconic role — joined by Cynthia Erivo and Andy Serkis — in a new feature film written by series creator Neil Cross."

Writer Neil Cross said (via RadioTimes): "All we've ever wanted to do is, within the parameters that we're given, make the best possible show. What we've been able to do with the movie – having delivered every episode of Luther on budgets which are comically small – is to have a wider canvas. And we've really been given the opportunity – while staying entirely true. I mean, Idris and I have shared this character for more than 10 years. And the key aspect of this whole conversation is primarily, how do we stay true to Luther"

All episodes of Luther are still available to view now on BBC iPlayer.

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