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Watch Idris Elba in the Trailer for Netflix's 'Turn Up Charlie'

Idris Elba in "Turn Up Charlie" (Photo: Netflix)

Most British TV fans know Idris Elba from his role as John Luther in the popular dark crime drama Luther. (Maybe as drug lord Stringer Bell from The Wire. Or possibly as the guy who gives the canceling the apocalypse speech from Pacific Rim.) But most aren't used to seeing this particular actor being funny, and we don't often think of him as having comedic chops. 

Well, that's about to change.

Netflix Boards ‘Sherlock’ Creators’ New 'Dracula' Series

A very Victorian Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman from "Sherlock" special "The Abominable Bride". (Photo:  Courtesy of © Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films and BBC Wales for BBC One and MASTERPIECE)

For those of you out there who are missing Sherlock – which is pretty much everyone, in truth – the creative team behind the megahit mystery series is hard at work on a new project!

No, that project is not more Sherlock, before anyone asks. But creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss are reteaming to adapt another famous literary character for the small screen: Bram Stoker’s famous vampire. Yes, Dracula.

‘Black Mirror’ Will Return for a Fifth Season

The 'Black Mirror' logo (Photo: Netflix)

Streaming service Netflix announced that the popular dystopian science fiction anthology Black Mirror will be back for a fifth season.

The series, which has featured high-caliber British acting talent of almost every stripe, explores issues of technology and its unanticipated effects on modern society. Each episode is a standalone story, and can be watched in pretty much any order – though the series’ creators have been hinting that some (or all?) of them may exist within a larger shared universe.

Basically, Black Mirror is like a modern, more tecnosavvy version of The Twilight Zone, but if all the social media apps, dating services, home security systems and online game shows turned out to be basically terrible and/or threating to us, all the time.  (It’s honestly a fascinating series, and if you haven’t checked it out yet, you should.)

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