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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.

HBO to Air Benedict Cumberbatch 'Brexit' Drama This January

Benedict Cumberbatch in "Brexit" (Photo: Channel 4)

Given the tumult that is still going on in the process, one has to wonder whether it’s really the best time to drop a one-off TV move about the United Kingdom’s Brexit deal, but we’re getting one whether we like it or not.

On the plus side, at least it stars Benedict Cumberbatch, so that’s something. Yes, HBO has picked up the American distribution rights to Brexit, Channel 4’s oft-maligned dramatization of the country’s historic 2016 vote to depart the European Union, from the perspective of both the Leave and Remain camps.

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