Idris Elba To Race Around The World For New TV Series
He’s chalked up plenty of awards for acting and now Idris Elba’s is putting his career into overdrive.
The 42-year-old revealed in a statement Monday that he will indulge his adrenaline-fueled fantasies in a new extreme racing docu-series for the Discovery Channel, reports Deadline.
‘I’m taking on the toughest racing challenges of my life for this new Discovery TV series,’ Elba said of the show that will take him on a global trek.
‘Along the way I’ll meet extraordinary individuals, spectacular machines and hear amazing stories of how far people go to satisfy their love of speed.’
In The Idris Elba Project, set to air in 2015, the Luther actor will visit major speed racing competitions and apprentice with experts who will ready him to contend against challengers in the areas of track racing, street racing, aerobatics and boating.
‘The extreme challenges will take me right out of my comfort zone as I compete against the best on land, water and in the air.’
Previously, Elba explored his obsession with racing in the 2013 BBC docu-series King of Speed.
The actor’s next big screen projects include The Jungle Book, with Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray and Christopher Walken, and Avengers: Age of Ultron, with Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo.
Ladies…will you be watching??