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Idris Elba set to star in new Netflix series reminiscent of his real life struggles

April 22, 2018 at 07:18 am | Entertainment

Farida Dawkins

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

April 22, 2018 at 07:18 am | Entertainment

Idris Elba...The-Times

On Wednesday, Netflix revealed that Idris Elba, the sultry actor will be starring in a new series labelled, “Turn Up Charlie.”

Idris Elba…The New York Times

The show will have eight episodes.

Elba is due to play a struggling DJ and dedicated bachelor who accepts a position as a “manny” – a male nanny.

As a manny, he will be responsible for caring for his best friend’s daughter – “a problem child.”

Elba’s character in “Turn up Charlie” resonates with him, “D.J.-ing was the way I really made my money as a young actor,” Elba told Vulture in 2012. “Even when I got to go to the States. I brought my records because I couldn’t afford to just sit around waiting for auditions all day.”

The series is set to start streaming in 2019.

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