Turn Up Charlie will see the actor star as an unsuccessful DJ and eternal bachelor, who finds a final chance at stardom when he becomes male nanny to his famous, superstar best friend's wild-child 11-year old daughter.
Elba created the series with producer Gary Reich, both of whom will act as executive producers. Gill Isles (Car Share), will produce the comedy, with Tristram Shapeero (Green Wing) and Matt Lipsey (Psychoville) directing.
Best known as an actor, Elba enjoys a successful second career as a DJ in real life, and last year performed at the likes of Glastonbury and Creamfields music festivals, as well as being engaged for residencies in Ibiza both this and last year.
Meanwhile, In The Long Run, also created by and starring Idris Elba, continues on Sky One. Inspired by his own childhood, he plays a character based on his father in the 1980s-set sitcom, whilst the young Kobna - based on himself - is similarly taken by DJ decks. Episode 5 of the series, which also stars Bill Bailey and Jimmy Akingbola, will be broadcast at 10pm tonight.
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