Turn Up Charlie

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Turn Up Charlie
Created by
Directed by
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)
  • Idris Elba
  • Gary Reich
  • Tristram Shapeero
Producer(s)Gill Isles
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Brown Eyed Boy Productions
  • Green Door Pictures
Original networkNetflix

Turn Up Charlie is an upcoming American comedy web television series created by Idris Elba and Gary Reich that is set to premiere on Netflix. The series will star Elba who is set to executive produce alongside Reich and Tristram Shapeero.


Turn Up Charlie follows "Charlie, a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, who’s given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter."[1]

Cast and characters[edit]



On April 18, 2018, it was announced that Netflix had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. The series was created by Idris Elba and Gary Reich who will executive produce alongside Tristram Shapeero. Directors for the series include Shapeero and Matt Lipsey. Laura Neal, Femi Oyeniran, and Victoria Asare-Archer will serve as writers with Georgia Lester also serving as writer as well as supervising producer. Martin Joyce and Ana Garanito are co-executive producers and Gill Isles will serve as producer. Production companies involved with the series include Brown Eyed Boy Productions and Green Door Pictures.[1][2][3][4]


Alongside the initial series order announcement, it was confirmed that Idris Elba would star in the series as the titular Charlie.[1] On June 27, 2018, it was announced that Piper Perabo, JJ Feild, and Frankie Hervey had joined the series' main cast.[5]


Principal photography for season one will reportedly begin in May 2018 in the United Kingdom.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d White, Peter (April 18, 2018). "'Luther' Star Idris Elba To Star As Struggling DJ In Netflix Comedy 'Turn Up Charlie'". Deadline. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  2. ^ Otterson, Joe (April 18, 2018). "Idris Elba to Star in Netflix Comedy Series 'Turn Up Charlie'". Variety. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  3. ^ Carr, Mary Kate (April 18, 2018). "Idris Elba to star in Netflix comedy series 'Turn Up Charlie'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  4. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (April 18, 2018). "Idris Elba to Create, Star in Netflix Comedy Series 'Turn Up Charlie'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  5. ^ White, Peter (June 27, 2018). "'Covert Affairs' Piper Perabo & 'Turn's JJ Feild Join Idris Elba's Netflix Comedy 'Turn Up Charlie'". Deadline. Retrieved June 27, 2018.