Idris Elba to Star in Netflix Comedy Series ‘Turn Up Charlie’

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Idris Elba has made his mark as one of the industry’s most sought after choices for gritty dramas like The Wire and Luther, but his next TV series will apparently show his more comedic side; Elba will star in and executive produce Turn Up Charlie, a comedy series for Netflix about a DJ, it was announced on Wednesday morning. As described in the announcement: “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 news comes nearly a decade after Elba’s most recognizable comedic role, when his character had basically the same first name: as Charles Miner on The Office.

Idris Elba to Star in Netflix Comedy Series ‘Turn Up […]