Neil is writer and executive producer for the action adventure about the golden age of pirates.
It’s 1729. On the secret island of Santa Compana Edward Teach, better known as the barbarous pirate Blackbeard (John Malkovich), reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreants. Part shantytown, part utopia, part marauder’s paradise, this is a place like no other.
Blackbeard has designs on the Longitude Chronometer, an invention that will change the world. During a massive attack on an English vessel, his most trusted pirates attempt to steal the device. But on board is Tom Lowe, an English spy working undercover as ship’s surgeon. Lowe’s mission is to prevent the Chronometer from falling into the hands of pirates — and to assassinate Blackbeard, should the opportunity arise.
Taken as prisoner to Santa Campana, Lowe must find a way to reassemble the precious chronometer, all while trying to unfold Blackbeard’s master plan — a plan that includes a threat to the English throne even worse than pirates…
From the award-winning creator of “Luther,” Neil Cross, and award-winning executive producers Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald (“Gladiator,” “Men in Black”) comes an extraordinary action adventure where one can never be sure just who is hero and who is villain.
The first ever Luther movie opens in cinemas on 24 February and premieres on Netflix on 10 March 2023. In Luther: The Fallen Sun – an epic continuation of the award-winning television saga reimagined for film – a gruesome serial killer is terrorizing London while brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther (Idris Elba) sits behind bars. Haunted by his failure to capture the cyber psychopath who now taunts him, Luther decides to break out of prison to finish the job by any means necessary.
The gripping drama starring Justin Theroux and Melissa George debuted globally on Apple TV+ in April 2021