Netflix has slotted Friday, March 15 for the premiere of new comedy series Turn Up Charlie, starring Idris Elba. The internet TV network also unveiled some first-look photos (see above and below) and rounded out the recurring cast, which includes Angela Griffin (Coronation Street), Guz Khan (Borderline), Jocelyn Jee Esein (Upstart Crow), Jade Anouka (Trauma), Cameron King (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) and Dustin Demri-Burns (The Spy Who Dumped Me).
Co-created and executive produced by Elba and Gary Reich, the eight-episode Turn Up Charlie centers on the titular Charlie (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.
Tristram Shapeero also executive produces and directs the series with Matt Lipsey. Martin Joyce and Ana Garanito are co-executive producers. The series is co-produced by Reich’s Brown Eyed Boy Productions and Elba’s Green Door Pictures.