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Idris Elba to star as a lead role in Netflix’s comedy series, Turn Up Charlie

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Idris Elba who has been on a serious production roll lately has been announced as starring in streaming giant, Netflix‘s comedy series, Turn Up Charlie.

Turn Up Charlie, a brand new original comedy for the Netflix will follow the titular Charlie (played by 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 daughter – a problem-child.

Eedris Alba. Google Photo

Last year, Elba starred in four projects including the Oscar-nominated Molly’s Game and the hit Marvel comedy, Thor Ragnarok. The actor made his directorial debut with the crime drama, Yardie, and steered a period comedy series, In The Long Run.

While the rest of the cast has not been announced, the writers and producers are an exciting mix — with creatives who worked on acclaimed shows like Community, Vicious and more. According to Variety, Netflix has already ordered an eight-episode first season of the half-hour comedy and production will begin this May in the UK.

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