Idris Elba’s DJ sitcom has been cancelled after one season
Turn Up Charlie, the sitcom co-created by and starring Idris Elba as a struggling DJ, has been cancelled after one season.
The series premiered in March 2019, and found the Wire and Luther star playing a middle aged DJ grasping for his last chance at success, hired as a nanny for his famous friend’s daughter.
As reported by Digital Spy, a spokesperson for Netflix recently revealed in a statement that “Turn Up Charlie will not return for a second season”. “”We’re especially grateful to star and executive producer Idris Elba, who turned his passion for DJing into a witty, heart-warming comedy series… We’re also thankful to executive producers Gary Reich and Tristram Shapeero and co-executive producers Martin Joyce and Ana Garanito, along with the dedicated cast and crew, for bringing this story to life on Netflix.”
Of course, Elba has a long history with music and DJing, and earlier this year was photographed with techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson, with whom he has reportedly been working on music.
Watch Elba’s DJ set from Elrow London 2018 below.