Idris Elba stars in Netflix’s upcoming original comedy series Turn Up Charlie debuting on the streaming service on March 15, 2019. The official trailer features Elba as a DJ who winds up taking care of a kid as a manny, definitely not the career path he expected to take.
In addition to Idris Elba, the cast of season one includes Frankie Hervey, Piper Perabo, and JJ Feild. Angela Griffin, Guz Khan, Jocelyn Jee Esein, Jade Anouka, Cameron King, and Dustin Demri-Burns appear as recurring guest stars. Elba co-created the series and is an executive producer with Tristram Shapeero. Martin Joyce and Ana Garantio co-executive produce. Shapeero and Matt Lipsey directed episodes of the first season.
Season one consists of eight 30-minute episodes.
The Plot and Characters:
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 (Hervey).
Sara (Perabo) is a super star DJ, feminist icon and vivacious trendsetter, who has chosen to abandon the chaotic and exciting life she lived in America, to put roots down in London in an attempt to give her badly behaved daughter more stability and normality.
Charming and charismatic, Hollywood actor David (Feild) is adored by both fans and friends. A North London boy done good, David is ambitious and hardworking, but his return to his hometown brings new opportunities and uncertainties in equal measure.
Spoiled and savvy, Gabrielle is wise beyond her years. Neglected by her career driven parents, Gabrielle pushes the boundaries – and the sanity of her nannies – to the extreme, in order to get her mum and dad’s attention. Her spiky retorts, mischievous adventures and epic tantrums hide a lonely young girl with a distorted view of reality.