According to Deadline, Netflix has canceled Idris Elba’s comedy series Turn Up Charlie after one season. The series stars Elba (Star Trek Beyond, Luther) as Charlie, a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor. Eventually, Charlie is given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a male nanny to his famous best friend’s problem-child, Gabby.
“Turn Up Charlie will not return for a second season,” Netflix said in a statement. “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. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Idris on future projects.”
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Turn Up Charlie also stars Frankie Hervey as Gabby, Piper Perabo (Coyote Ugly, Looper) as Sara and J.J. Feild (Professor Marston and the Wonder Women) as David. In addition, Angela Griffin, Guz Khan, Jocelyn Jee Esein, Jade Anouka, Cameron King, and Dustin Demri-Burns appeared as recurring guest stars.
The series is co-created by Elba and Gary Reich who both serve as executive producers along with Tristram Shapeero, Martin Joyce, and Ana Garanito. Reich’s Brown Eyed Boy Productions and Elba’s Green Door Pictures co-produced. Both Shapeero and Matt Lipsey helm the comedy.
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Turn Up Charlie is available to stream now on Netflix.