Neil Cross the writer/creator of BBC America’s acclaimed series, “Luther,” has written a standalone crime novel, “Luther: The Calling,” which will serve as a prequel to the TV series (which stars Golden Globe winner Idris Elba).
“Luther: The Calling,” will be officially published on Sept. 4, giving fans of the show some time to digest its contents before “Luther” returns for its third season in 2013. According to press materials for the book, fans “will see how it all began with the case that pushed Luther over the edge.”
Elba, by the way, won his 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Mini-Series. The series, co-starring Ruth Wilson, Indira Varma and Paul McGann, premiered in 2010.