Luther will return to BBC America on December 17, and Idris Elba is already for more. He showed the one-night special of Luther at a screening in New York City recently, and he shared his thoughts about the future of the series.
Elba would like to see Luther head to the big screen. He even called Luther his “James Bond.” No matter what happens though, the actor is ready to stick with the character for a long time. He made a strongly worded statement about his involvement with the series.
According to Yahoo! TV, he said:
“Like in this world that we live in right now, we’re all sort of looking for someone to speak up and go, like, ‘What the f—?’ And Luther is that guy. Albeit drama, TV, whatever, but that guy stands up and goes, ‘What the f–?’ And I like that about Luther, and I represent that. It’s a very weird time. We’re all sitting here going, ‘Wow. Somebody’s gonna get shot any moment.’ But to have someone that just goes, ‘Don’t worry about it, guys. I’m gonna put on my gray coat and my red tie and I’ll take take care of this.’ F–k it, let’s have that. So if I can play that part forever, [I’ll] do it.”
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