Luther’s Serial Killer Alice Could Get Her Own Series
By Alex Cranz
BBC’s Luther is sort of like if Silence of the Lambs had the gender roles reversed and Clarice Starling was a little morally corrupt and a man played by Idris Elba being all sultry.
Oh and all that means that Hannibal Lecter would be a woman named Alice and she would look like this:
Ruth Wilson is absolutely captivating as Luther’s sociopathic foil named Alice and the best episodes of the series were those that focused on their interplay. Like Hannibal she’s a self-aware serial killer that abides by a moral code and like Hannibal that code happens to be a billion miles away from the one which you and I abide by. Unlike Hannibal she doesn’t eat people. Instead, she just shoves ice picks into their brains or blows them up with shotguns and a smile.
According to Luther creator Neil Cross the BBC is very interested in an Alice spin-off–though whether it would be a miniseries, a made for TV film or a more annual series has yet to be determined.
Cross is eager to write more stories about Alice even if the BBC passes.
Even if I didn’t sell this thing, I would still end up writing the miniseries. It’s something peculiar, but she’s far more clever than me, far more witty than me, far more everything than me.
Luther is currently available on Netflix and you should probably go watch it and dissolve into a pleasure puddle over the first season’s perfection and the second season’s slightly lesser perfection.