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Netflix Comedy For Idris Elba

Netflix Comedy For Idris Elba

The British native serves as creator for the series, which has been given an eight-episode pickup.

Idris Elba may not be playing a Black James Bond anytime soon.

Elba will play Charlie, 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.

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The series will be executive produced by Elba, Reich and Tristram Shapeero. So he wasn't actually amusing per se in the role, but the veteran actor also stars and created the United Kingdom comedy In The Long Run.

There will also be a second series of the wrestling show GLOW, following the women as they become local celebrities, confronting the good, the bad, and the ugly realities of their newfound fame. Elba's Green Door Pictures and Reich's Brown Eyed Boy Productions will co-produce the comedy series.

In a story loosely based on his own tough childhood, he plays a Sierra Leonean immigrant living with his family in London in the 80s. Enjoying a stellar year in 2017, with sets at the likes of Snowbombing, Glastonbury, Creamfields, and Elrow London; where he shared a stage with heavyweights MK & Hot Since 82, Idris further enhanced his growing reputation with performances at LA Sound with Skream, and New York's legendary Output venue, with Seth Troxler. 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".


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