‘Turn Up Charlie’: Netflix Series Release Date, Plot, Cast and Trailer

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Idris Elba in Netflix's Turn Up Charlie

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March is packed full of originals this month, and one such title we can’t wait for is Idris Elba’s Turn Up Charlie. The latest comedy series starring the big guy himself is certain to leave you howling with laughter. Here’s everything we know so far on Turn Up Charlie, including the plot, trailer, cast, and Netflix release date.

Turn Up Charlie is an upcoming Netflix Original comedy series created by Gary Reich and Idris Elba. In recent years Idris Elba has taken to the role of a producer alongside his acting career. Elba is also one of the executive producers of Turn Up Charlie. In real life, Idris Elba is lesser known for producing his own music as a DJ, which may have served as inspiration for the creation of the show.


Plot: Turn Up Charlie

Washed-up DJ and longtime bachelor Charlie is given the job of becoming a manny for his best friend’s daughter. Reluctantly, Charlie agrees, in the hope that his best friend’s connections may put him on the road to success.


Cast: Turn Up Charlie

The cast members for Turn Up Charlie are as follows:

Role Actor/Actress Where have I seen/heard them before?
Charlie Idris Elba Beasts of No Nation, Star Trek Beyond, Thor: Ragnarok
Gabbie Frankie Hervey *Debuting in Turn Up Charlie*
Del Guz Khan Man Like Mobeen, Curfew, Doctors
Hunter Cameron King Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children, The Treehouse, Hard Sun
David JJ Field Captain America: The First Avenger, Centurion, Austenland
Sara Piper Perabo Coyote Ugly, Imagine Me & You, The Prestige

Celebrity Cameos

We’re not sure how many celebrity cameos are set to appear but Craig David will star as himself for a brief cameo.


Photos: Turn Up Charlie


Future Projects: Turn Up Charlie

Idris Elba currently has no future projects lined up with Netflix. We could potentially see Idris Elba return to Netflix for more projects in the future, especially if he wishes to take on a more creative role.


Episode Count: Turn Up Charlie

The first season of Turn Up Charlie will have eight episodes. The run time of each episode will be 30 minutes.


Trailer: Turn Up Charlie


Release Date: Turn Up Charlie

The first season of Turn Up Charlie will arrive on the 15th of March and will be available to audiences worldwide.


Season 2: Turn Up Charlie

There won’t be a season 2 of Turn Up Charlie.

Shortly after its release, Turn Up Charlie was canceled.


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Official Netflix Synopsis: "A down-and-out DJ plots to rebuild his music career while working as a nanny for his famous best friend's wild 11-year-old daughter."


Rating: N/A
Language: English
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Idris Elba, Frankie Hervey, Rina Sawayama, Guz Khan
Season Additions:
  • - Season 1 was added to Netflix on March 15th, 2019