The Wire star is starring in and exec producing Turn Up Charlie, a UK comedy series from Brown Eyed Boy Productions, the Endemol Shine UK-backed production company run by Gary Reich.
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 eight episode series, with half hour episodes, is exec produced by Elba, Reich and Tristram Shapeero and co-executive produced by Martin Joyce, Ana Garanito, and written by Laura Neal, Femi Oyeniran, and Victoria Asare-Archer. Directed by Shapeero and Matt Lipsey, the series is co-produced by Brown Eyed Boy Productions and Green Door Pictures
Production begins this May in the U.K.