‘Turn Up Charlie’ Trailer: Idris Elba Is Netflix’s Resident DJ Turned Nanny in New Comedy Series

Source: IndieWire
Idris Elba is a larger-than-life personality, but the upcoming Netflix comedy “Turn Up Charlie” manages to squeeze his persona into a surprisingly intimate package. As showcased in the trailer below, the show lets the well-established international star blend his love of music with a unique story that examines the concepts of fame and family.

According to the official Netflix synopsis: “‘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 star as Gabby’s struggling parents — Elba and Gary Reich co-created the series, the first eight episodes of which were directed by Tristram Shapeero and Matt Lipsey.

“Turn Up Charlie’s” premiere is just one of Elba’s ongoing exciting moments on the horizon — the “Wire” and “Luther” star is also set to make his debut hosting “Saturday Night Live” on March 9. (Even odds on how much he’ll be asked to use his natural British accent over the course of the night.)