Idris Elba’s ‘Turn Up Charlie’ Canceled By Netflix After One Season

Piper Perabo and JJ Feild co-starred. Co-created and executive produced by Elba and Gary Reich, the eight-episode Turn Up Charlie centered on the titular Charlie (Elba), a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, who is given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a ‘manny’ to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter, Gabby (Frankie Hervey).
Netflix has opted not to renew Turn Up Charlie, its new comedy series starring Idris Elba. The decision comes more than a month after the show's March 15 release.
The series was co-produced by Reich’s Brown Eyed Boy Productions and Elba’s Green Door Pictures.” /> Tristram Shapeero also executive produced and directed the series with Matt Lipsey. Martin Joyce and Ana Garanito were co-executive producers.
"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 will not return for a second season," Netflix said in a statement.

SNL: ‘The Impossible Hulk’ Terrorizes The World With Brute Threats To Call The Manager

But instead of becoming a green giant with enormous strength and invulnerable hide, this version of the Hulk becomes the terror of the modern world – the emboldened white lady (played by Cecily Strong) whose over-reactions in moments of conflict brings threats, recriminations and promises to call the manager or the authorities on those who would deny them.
Of course, that transformational ability also has its privileges, as the sketch makes clear at the end. Watch and remember….” />
Bruce Banner has been cursed to transform into a raging, aggressive and unreasonable beast when his stress levels rise. Idris Elba was struck by gamma radiation in a failed experiment, and Dr. Thus was born The Impossible Hulk.

‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings Slip With Host Idris Elba

Saturday Night Live still ranked as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in both metered-market households and 18-49 in the local people meters, topping all primetime shows on those nets, including ABC’s primetime Celtics-Lakers NBA Basketball coverage.” />
Last night’s telecast of Saturday Night Live on NBC with host Idris Elba and musical guest Khalid averaged a 4.5 live plus same day household rating in the metered markets, and a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating in the markets with local people meters.
That was down a notch from last week’s show hosted by writer-comedian John Mulaney, with musical guest Thomas Rhett (4.7, 1.9).

Idris Elba Set To Make ‘Saturday Night Live’ Hosting Debut″ />
His musical guest will be Khalid, also an SNL newcomer. Idris Elba will host NBC's Saturday Night Live on March 9, making his first appearance on the late-night comedy show.
Elba's SNL episode follows the previously announced March 2 episode hosted by John Mulaney, with singer-songwriter Thomas Rhett as the musical guest.
Khalid has a new album dropping in April. A five-time Emmy nominee, Elba's credits include Luther, The Wire and the Thor and Avengers films, among others.
Elba's SNL gig arrives just before the March 15 premiere of his Turn Up Charlie, the Netflix comedy series he co-created and stars in.

‘Cats’: ‘Hamilton’s Andy Blankenbuehler To Choreograph Universal-Working Title Film

He has staged concert work for both Elton John and Bette Midler, and conceived, directed and choreographed the hit Caesars Palace production Nights On Broadway. Blankenbuehler is currently working on FX's limited series Fosse/Verdon about the lives of filmmaker/choreographer Bob Fosse and dancer Gwen Verdon. On TV, the artist's work has been seen on the Lionsgate/ABC remake of Dirty Dancing, as well as America’s Got Talent, So You Think You Can Dance, The Sopranos, MTV and Sesame Street.
As a performer, Blankenbuehler has danced on Broadway in Fosse, Contact, Man Of La Mancha, Saturday Night Fever, Steel Pier, Big and Guys And Dolls. He's repped by WME.
EXCLUSIVE: Hamilton's Andy Blankenbuehler has been set to choreograph Universal Pictures and Working Title's big screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats. The three-time Tony Award winner was already part of the extended Cats family, having choreographed the recent Broadway revival. Directed by Tom Hooper, Cats is set for a December 20, 2019 theatrical release. I understand he boards the project, which starts production in early December, after scheduling conflicts with the Royal Ballet arose for Wayne McGregor.
Further Broadway credits include Bring It On, 9 To 5, The People In The Picture, The Apple Tree and Annie. Blankenbuehler received the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors for his work on Hamilton, for which he also won a Tony and an Olivier. He was Tony-nominated for Bring It On and 9 To 5. His other Tonys were for Bandstand and In The Heights. Blankenbuehler's upcoming projects include the new musical Only Gold with British singer/songwriter Kate Nash.
Cats will be produced by Working Title Films in association with Monumental Pictures and The Really Useful Group and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Lloyd Webber and Angela Morrison.” /> The epic will be produced by Hooper and Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, as well as fellow Les Misérables producer Debra Hayward who brought the idea to Working Title.
The Cats cast includes includes Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Rebel Wilson and Royal Ballet principal dancers Steven McRae and Francesca Hayward.

Aml Ameen To Star In ‘Inside Man’ Sequel

EXCLUSIVE: Aml Ameen (The Maze Runner, Sense8) has been tapped to play Remy, the lead character in Inside Man 2, a follow-up to the 2006 thriller that starred Denzel Washington and was directed by Spike Lee. The sequel hails from Universal 1440 Entertainment, the production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, and Imagine Entertainment.
It remains Lee's highest-grossing film, with $88.5 million. Released by Universal Pictures, the original had Washington as Detective Keith Frazier, NYPD hostage negotiator who gets involved with a cunning bank robber and heist mastermind (Clive Owen) and a high-powered Manhattan broker (Jodie Foster) in a high-stakes hostage negotiation.
Ameen is repped by UTA, Independent Talent Group, LINK Entertainment, Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal, and BWR.
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He also set his first feature directing outing with A Night Worth Living. Ameen was most recently was seen as the lead in Idris Elba’s directorial debut, Yardie, which premiered at Sundance this year.
Ogden Gavanski is producing the pic, which will be released on Netflix as a licensed title and also will be available on other digital platforms.
MJ Bassett, who has directed episodes for Power, Da Vinci's Demons, Ash vs. Evil Dead, and Iron Fist, will helm the second installment, which was penned by Brian Brightly.
With dozens of tourists held hostage during a 10-hour siege, an NYPD hostage negotiator (Ameen) and a federal agent join forces to rescue the hostages and foil the heist. The Inside Man 2 logline: The U.S. Federal Reserve is robbed by a highly organized and cleverly orchestrated team of crooks.