08/28/2013 03:17 pm ET Updated Sep 03, 2013

'Luther' Movie Prequel: Idris Elba Set To Star In BBC Series Film Adaptation, Says Show Creator


Golden Globe award-winner Idirs Elba and his popular BBC crime drama series, “Luther” may have a possible future in theaters, according to the show’s creator, Neil Cross.

While speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival, Cross revealed that he has developed a script for a prequel to the series, which concluded its three-season run last month, the Mirror reports.

"I've written the script and we hope to get the film made next year," said Cross. "Idris is a brilliant leading man and we've hoped to turn Luther into a movie for a long time. It will follow his career in the earlier days, when he is still married to Zoe [played in the first series by Indira Varma], and the final scene in the film is the first of the initial TV series."

Though production details are still being worked out, the creator added that he doesn’t have any plans on reviving the series on television.

In addition to starring in the forthcoming “Luther” prequel, later this year Elba will also portray the role of Nelson Mandela in the biopic, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”