‘Turn Up Charlie’ Season 2: Netflix Renewal Status and Release

Turn Up Charlie Season 2 – Picture from Netflix

Turn Up Charlie season 1 landed on Netflix on March 15th, 2019 but as of November 2019, the series has still yet to be officially renewed. If you’ve already blown through all eight episodes, here’s what we know about season 2 of Turn Up Charlie including its renewal status, words from the cast and when we’re expecting season 2 to release on Netflix.

Most characters played by Idris Elba have been serious roles so this is him deviating for what you’d usually expect and going into comedy. He’s openly admitted he was “out of his comfort zone” filming this series which looks at his musical influences (and features a rocking soundtrack).

Here’s the official synopsis of the show:

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.

The involvement Idris had with the series expanded into the writing of the show. Speaking with Cinema-Magazin he said, “the story of Turn up Charlie is based on parenting.” He said most of the stories in the show are based on his stories as a dad.

The reason we bring up Idris’s involvement is that he’s a busy man. Right now he’s filming Cats with future roles including Deeper, Three Thousand Years of Longing and The Suicide Squad. That’s not including any future series of Luther (scheduled to leave Netflix soon by the way) or In the Long Run.

In November 2019, Idris Elba was also announced to be involved in an upcoming Netflix Original called The Harder They Fall due out in 2020.


Turn Up Charlie Season 2 Renewal Status

Official Renewal Status: Not yet renewed (last updated: 11/21/2019)

Netflix has still yet to give Turn Up Charlie a second season as of November 2019. We were initially expecting a decision on the future of the series over the summer but that never materialized.

In August 2019, Piper Perabo who plays the role of Sara in the show Tweeted emojis to signify that she was still hopeful Netflix would renew the series.


Just in terms of story, the series ended on a cliffhanger and ended rather abruptly too after episode 8. The biggest question remaining (spoilers) is whether Charlie will choose Astrid or Sara.

Idris Elba in Turn Up Charlie (Image: Netflix)

When will season 2 of Turn Up Charlie be on Netflix?

Assuming the series gets a fast renewal, you would normally expect it to run on a yearly schedule. If that’s the case, you can probably expect season 2 to be available either in March or April 2020.

But as we’ve discussed above, with Idris’s other commitments and relatively bad reviews, we may not see Turn Up Charlie ever return for a second season. We’ll update this as and when we hear of the fate of the show.

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