Easter Eggs and References You Might Have Missed in Luther and The Fall

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The British crime drama genre has been gaining popularity in recent years, and two shows that have become fan favorites are Luther and The Fall. Both series feature complex characters and compelling storylines that keep viewers on the edge of their seats. However, did you know that these two shows share some commonalities and references to each other? Here are some Easter eggs and references you might have missed in Luther and The Fall.

In the first season of Luther, you can see a newspaper article on the desk of DCI John Luther (played by Idris Elba) that features a headline about a serial killer on the loose in Belfast. This is a subtle nod to The Fall, which takes place in the same city and follows the investigation of a serial killer played by Jamie Dornan. Additionally, the main character in The Fall, Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (played by Gillian Anderson), is seen reading a book by the famous criminologist and author, Dr. Alice Morgan. Fans of Luther will recognize Dr. Morgan as a recurring character in the series played by Ruth Wilson.

There are also some more obscure references that only the most dedicated fans will pick up on. For example, in The Fall, there is a character named Katie Benedetto who is played by Aisling Franciosi. Franciosi also played a small role in the third season of Luther as a character named Jenny Jones. Another subtle reference is the appearance of a character named Lucy in both shows. In The Fall, Lucy is a young girl who is abducted by the serial killer, while in Luther, Lucy is the name of a character played by Saskia Reeves who helps DCI Luther with a case.

These Easter eggs and references may not be obvious to the casual viewer, but they add an extra layer of depth and complexity to both Luther and The Fall. By connecting the two shows in these subtle ways, fans can enjoy a more immersive viewing experience and appreciate the attention to detail that went into the production of these acclaimed crime dramas.



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