Idris Elba Set To Star in Netflix Comedy "Turn Up Charlie"

Idris Elba

The star of BBC's brutish crime drama Luther, as well as one of the key players in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Elba will embrace a lighter tone with this new series as a longtime bachelor and struggling DJ who receives one last shot at finding success. Called "Turn Up For Charlie", it will be eight half-hour episodes.

Shapeero will also serve as a director here alongside Matt Lipsey.

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Some women find a sense of humor incredibly attractive, and the already smokin' actor Idris Elba is about to dial up his sexy factor to 11 by starring in comedy. Laura Neal, Femi Oyeniran, and Victoria Asare-Archer are credited as the series' writers, and Gary Reich, of Brown Eyed Boy Productions, and Tristram Shapeero will executive produce alongside Elba.

In a story loosely based on his own tough childhood, he plays a Sierra Leonean immigrant living with his family in London in the 80s. Best known for his award-winning work on "Luther", he also appeared in the movies "Beasts of No Nation", "Star Trek: Beyond", "Thor: Ragnarok" and "Molly's Game".

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Elba is also an accomplished DJ, having performed at festivals like Snowbombing, Glastonbury, Creamfields, and Elrow London. An ever-popular figure across the Balearic island, Idris was a resident at Hi Ibiza across the summer season, performing with the Mambo Brothers, and even finding time in his hectic schedule to rock the decks of Pacha with Bob Sinclar.

He is repped by WME.

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