‘Luther’ Star Idris Elba To Star As Struggling DJ In Netflix Comedy ‘Turn Up Charlie’

Luther star Idris Elba is heading to Netflix with a new comedy series about a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor.

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.

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2018/04/luther-star-idris-elba-to-star-as-struggling-dj-in-netflix-comedy-turn-up-charlie-1202366803/