“Luther” and “Thor” actor Idris Elba is coming to Netflix with “Turn Up Charlie,” a new UK comedy series about a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor.
Elba’s character is given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a nanny to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter. The series will consist of eight half-hour episodes with filming beginning next month in the UK.
Elba, who is an actual DJ under the moniker DJ Big Driis, stars in and executive produces for Brown Eyed Boy Productions. Laura Neal, Femi Oyeniran, and Victoria Asare-Archer are penning while Tristram Shapeero and Matt Lipsey will direct.