Idris Elba Just Signed On For A New Netflix Show

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Netflix has ordered an eight-episode first season of the half-hour series.

Netflix has announced that Idris Elba will star in an upcoming original Netflix series Turn Up Charlie.

Idris Elba will be bringing out his decks for global audiences - as a failed DJ in new Netflix comedy, Turn Up Charlie. Turn Up Charlie is co-created by TV producer Gary Reich and Elba himself.

Idris is also acting as executive producer on the project, and Tristram Shapeero - who worked on shows including Brooklyn 99 and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - will be directing. Laura Neal, Femi Oyeniran, and Victoria Asare-Archer serve as writers with Georgia Lester also serving as writer as well as supervising producer.

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The new series will include eight half hour episodes, and production will begin in May 2018 in the United Kingdom, according to Deadline. Elba's Green Door Pictures and Reich's Brown Eyed Boy Productions will co-produce the comedy series.

This marks the second comedy series Elba has created.

While Charlie might not have had his lucky break into the music biz, Idris has become a regular feature as a DJ at events - and even performed a set at Glasto previous year. On the film side, he is known for his appearances in the "Thor" franchise and other Marvel films, "Pacific Rim", "Star Trek: Beyond", and "Beasts of No Nation".

Elba, who is now starring alongside Bill Bailey in In The Long Run on Sky One, based upon his early life, began his career as a house DJ in East London clubs before breaking into acting. He was also a resident at Hi Ibiza across the summer season, performing with the Mambo Brothers.

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