Luther: The Fallen Sun release date and time: How to watch right now on Netflix

Idris Elba as John Luther in Luther: The Fallen Sun
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Luther is back! Today, Luther: The Fallen Sun is finally on Netflix, and it sees Idris Elba reprise his role as the brilliant but troubled detective. The movie is a continuation of the TV series that aired its fifth and final season in 2019.

Luther: The Fallen Sun release date and time

Luther: The Fallen Sun hits Netflix today (Friday, March 10) at 3 a.m. ET / 12 a.m. PT.

The show follows John Luther (Elba), initially a Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) in the working for the Serious Crime Unit. He's completely dedicated to his job — to the point of obsession. He'll do anything to solve a case, including the use of violence and illegal tricks. 

His first case involves murders committed by the charismatic psychopath Alice Morgan (Ruth Wilson). After she manages to evade capture, they become deeply linked. The series ends with a showdown between the pair, that seems to result in Alice's death. Luther, deeply disgraced, is arrested for his various misdeeds.

In Fallen Sun, Luther remains in prison, though he soon hatches a plan to escape. A gruesome serial killer is terrorizing London. The cyber genius David Robey (Andy Serkis) is also partially responsible for putting Luther behind bars. The former detective is determined to break out and catch Robey by any means necessary. 

Here's everything we know so far about Luther: The Fallen Sun.

When is Luther: The Fallen Sun streaming on Netflix?

Luther: The Fallen Sun premiered today (Friday, March 10) at 3 a.m. ET / 12 a.m. PT / 8 a.m. GMT / 7 p.m. AEDT on Netflix.

The movie has a run time of 129 minutes.

Netflix is available in dozens of regions around the world. 

Luther: The Fallen Sun

Luther: The Fallen Sun's trailer begins with DCI Odette Raine (Cynthia Erivo) seeking the whereabouts of Luther from his former boss, Martin Schenk (Dermot Crowley). See, Luther has broken out of prison to bring a killer to justice. 

"I need to find this man," he growls. "I'm still a copper."

Luther: The Fallen Sun cast

The cast of Luther: The Fallen Sun is led by Idris Elba as John Luther, a former DCI who was disgraced and sent to prison.

Elba is joined by:

  • Cynthia Erivo as DCI Odette Raine, a counter intelligence operative hunting down Luther
  • Dermot Crowley as Martin Schenk, Luther's former superintendent
  • Andy Serkis as David Robey, a tech billionaire and serial killer
  • Thomas Coombes as DS Archie Woodward
  • Hattie Morahan as Corinne Aldrich 
  • Lauryn Ajufo as Anya Raine 
  • Vincent Regan as Dennis McCabe 
  • Henry Hereford as Brian Lee

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