After only one season, Idris Elba’s show Turn Up Charlie has been canceled by Netflix. The show premiered on the streamer in March 2019 to lukewarm reviews.
“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.”
Turn Up Charlie was a comedy that followed Charlie (Elba), a struggling DJ and bachelor, who gets a final chance at success as he becomes a manny to his best friend’s daughter. The show was co-produced by Reich’s London-based Brown Eyed Boy Productions and Elba’s Green Door Pictures.
Elba started his career as a DJ before making it big on stage, television, and in films. He has DJ’d at festivals like Coachella.
Netflix makes decisions to renew based on viewership, which the streamer does not release, and cost. Turn Up Charlie joins the one-and-done series at Netflix, shows that only get one season before getting the ax.
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