Idris Elba is one of Hollywood's many charming tough guys. Audiences wouldn't bat an eye seeing him going head to head with a big baddie in a climactic battle sequence, or chasing down a perp as John Luther in BBC's Luther. If there's a role many weren't expecting the actor to be cast in, however, it's as Charlie, a down-on-his-luck DJ turned nanny.
I’m here to cleanse the TL with the "@idriselba as a DJ-turned-nanny" content we all deserve. "Turn Up Charlie" pr… https://t.co/JLvUKnObqG— Strong Black Lead (@Strong Black Lead)1551362539.0
Turn Up Charlie, which premiers on Netflix March 15, will show a new side of Elba to the world.
Hands up everyone who now wants Idris Elba to DJ their wedding. Turn Up Charlie, March 15 only on @netflix https://t.co/tZTDxEMnL7— Idris Elba (@Idris Elba)1551376909.0
Nothing but love 💜for my brother @idriselba Such a class act & sick DJ to match👌🏽🎧✨ #TurnUpCharlie drops March 15th… https://t.co/GopXk3covZ— Craig David (@Craig David)1551378327.0
Fans didn't know it, but this show was they had wanted all along.
@strongblacklead @idriselba @netflix I wasn’t ready. But I can get ready. https://t.co/4kkXGBk2Rx— Wilsar™ 🇸🇱 (@Wilsar™ 🇸🇱)1551364818.0
@strongblacklead @FilmFatale_NYC @idriselba @netflix This looks fun. I am curious. https://t.co/HAkMyXyg36— PopCulture!!! (@PopCulture!!!)1551371155.0
The show also seems to feature some very fun cameos!
@strongblacklead @idriselba @netflix Damn, Craig David? https://t.co/D2GUH4mb7A— ʇxǝ⊥ uʍoᗡ ǝpısd∩ 🍔 (@ʇxǝ⊥ uʍoᗡ ǝpısd∩ 🍔)1551364349.0
@strongblacklead @idriselba @netflix I'm digging this. Love the blend of culture. Nigeria!!!!!— Neonidas (@Neonidas)1551372524.0
One Twitter user had a problem with the casting of a non-Nigerian actor as Nigerian...but was quickly informed that the actress was, in fact, from Nigeria! It's all coming together!
I really want to like this but... What’s with hiring actors to do a terrible Nigerian accent when you can just hir… https://t.co/inzh62YK9k— Oyinlola Oyegunle (@Oyinlola Oyegunle)1551384285.0
@LolaOyegunle Jocelyn Jee Esien is a real Nigerian actor. Definitely check out her YouTube content ...Little Miss Jocelyn— Strong Black Lead (@Strong Black Lead)1551384608.0
I AM HERE FOR THIS. I’M ALSO VERY HAPPY TO SEE JOCELYN ESIEN IN THINGS AGAIN. SHE DESERVES.🥰💕🥰💕🥰💕 https://t.co/hrY8lJIqli— Stephanie Yeboah (@Stephanie Yeboah)1551374908.0
Now that the trailer's dropped, DJ D.W. Waterson was finally able to reveal her involvement with the program, which was partially based on her web series That's My DJ.
So excited to FINALLY announce the show I was working on last year in the UK was none other than @idriselba new… https://t.co/xRL5k68Pga— D.W. (@D.W.)1551368458.0
After @idriselba & his team discovered my series @TMDJ_Series online, they called me up & no word of a lie flew me… https://t.co/1DqRnrO5S4— D.W. (@D.W.)1551368506.0
From 2nd unit directing, to consulting on the series all the way to teaching the AMAZING @PiperPerabo Perabo to spi… https://t.co/YHaSrGlXa0— D.W. (@D.W.)1551368564.0
Fans of both Elba and Waterson couldn't be more excited!
YESSSS!!!!! Congrats @dw_waterson and @idriselba 🎉🎉 This is a dream team for the ages and I am 👏🏻HERE 👏🏻FOR 👏🏻IT! F… https://t.co/66mQY0dm6c— Alison Louder (@Alison Louder)1551381541.0
Initial thoughts: 1. Fucking bonkers, I love it 2. Did someone spin a wheel to create and cast this? 3. Fucking bon… https://t.co/tN9TPFGAn5— King Ghidorah 🐲🐲🐲 (@King Ghidorah 🐲🐲🐲)1551385755.0
If you think im gonna watch a show about @idriselba being a DJ/nanny you best believe my behind is gonna binge watc… https://t.co/URGACcqHqW— ✨M | B💋 (@✨M | B💋)1551376819.0
Who wouldn't want Idris Elba spinning the records behind the booth at their wedding?
@idriselba @netflix People who NOW want Idris Elba to DJ their wedding? As if we DIDN'T want Idris Elba to DJ our wedding already?— Eric Baker 🍕 (@Eric Baker 🍕)1551377039.0
@idriselba @netflix Me!!!! https://t.co/8obmhT91wa— Kat McKay (@Kat McKay)1551379170.0
@idriselba @CarolChrispim @netflix i want idris elba to be my husband in my wedding— brunna (@brunna)1551378181.0
Get ready—Elba's new show is streaming everywhere on March 15 and it's gonna be big!
Turn Up Charlie | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix youtu.be