Netflix has released some official photos for Turn Up Charlie, and it sure appears as though we’re going to see a new side of Idris Elba.
While famous for roles such as Luther or Russell “Stringer” Bell on The Wire, it seems Elba has a comedic and creative side as well. Along with Gary Reich, Elba has co-created a new comedy series for Netflix called Turn Up Charlie.
Netflix procided the following description of the series.
Turn Up Charlie centers on the titular Charlie (Idris Elba), a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, who is given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a ‘manny’ to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter, Gabby (Frankie Hervey). Piper Perabo and JJ Feild co-star.
There is no doubt we have seen this story before, but the difference, of course, will be Elba in the lead role.
Turn Up Charlie will debut on Netflix on March 15.