Idris Elba continues his push in comedy with the announcement that he will now star in a Netflix comedy series as a struggling DJ. For ‘Turn Up Charlie’ we will see Elba finds himself using his DJ skills to tell the story of a bachelor who ends up being a manny. The series serves as a follow up to Elba’s latest comedy series, ‘In The Long Run’.
The Wire star is starring in and exec producing Turn Up Charlie, a UK comedy series from Brown Eyed Boy Productions, the Endemol Shine UK-backed production company run by Gary Reich. The show sees Elba play Charlie, a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, who’s given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter. The eight episode series, with half hour episodes, is exec produced by Elba, Reich and Tristram Shapeero and co-executive produced by Martin Joyce, Ana Garanito, and written by Laura Neal, Femi Oyeniran, and Victoria Asare-Archer.