Netflix has introduced a streaming version Luther: The Falling Sun on March 10. The feature film follows the crime-fighting journey of disturbed sleuth John Luther (Idris Elba). Director Jaime Payne from the script of the author of the franchise Neil Cross, the film marks the continuation of the field work of the fan-favorite detective after a successful multi-season run in the BBC series, Luther. However, since this is standard practice for most startups Luther episodes, they start with the crime and the victim, and the feature film is not the same. However, writer Cross revealed that the beginning of the film had changed from his original vision.

The first victim we meet as the film begins is Callum Aldrich (James Bamford), a young man who was kidnapped and killed millionaire serial killerDavid Roby (Andy Serkis). While speaking The Independent, however, Cross notes that the first victim was written as a woman in the original script until Netflix asked the writer to review the review. “I’m afraid to interrogate too deeply because women who are victims resonate more deeply and are afraid,” Cross said. “So in the first draft of this project, there was an insecure side of me that was like, ‘Wow, the victim is going to be a woman, because that’s scarier.’


Luther was inside previously criticized The audience realized that the number of female victims in his episodes was very high. In this case, Cross believes that the transformation of the first victim was the transformation that the strimmer wanted, and that he eventually accepted it, which he believed to be the right thing to do. “At that point, Netflix said, ‘Do you want to think about it a little bit,'” Cross said. “And I said, ‘Well, it’s going to be less scary. I was worried that it might . But actually they were right.” It certainly wasn’t scary, and Callum’s death was revealed by DCI Odette Raine (Cynthia Erivo) to whom he stepped lead the hunt for the killer.

Idris Elba as DCI John Luther at the tattoo shop/exhibition in Luther: Fallen Sun
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Cross still defends the streak

While being converted from a TV series to a movie provided with difficulty at some point, the team eventually managed to pull it off, including shooting Piccadilly Circus. Now, looking back at the debate over the first victim and the criticism he’s faced for the series’ inconsistency, Cross says he understands why people were uncomfortable, and he’s defensive. the show He noted that there were more male victims than female victims. “It’s been said before that people are uncomfortable with the victimization of women in Luther – it’s not unfair,” she said. “The strange thing is that if one does the math, Luther’s victims are more and more women than women.”

Luther: The Falling Sun Available to stream on Netflix.