British Actor of Ghanaian and Sierra Leonean parentage, Idris Elba will be releasing his new comedy series – ‘In The Long Run’. The show is largely based on the childhood story of the 45-year-old ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ star.

The show was created by Idris Elba’s production company, Green Door with Sprout Pictures, Stephen Fry and Gina Carter’s Shingle. Set in London in the 1980s.

Idris Elba will play the role of Walter Easmon alongside English comedian and author –  Bill Bailey, actress – Kellie Shirley, and Mattie Boys. The story is set around Elba’s family who arrived in England from Sierra Leone. Everything was running smoothly for them until his (Walter Easmon) brother also arrives in the United Kingdom. Walter’s brother went on to spark music passion in Walter’s son in the end.

‘In The Long Run’ is executively produced by Idris Elba with Gina Carter, and is directed by Declan Lowney and Cecile Emeke. Sky One in the United Kingdom will air it on March 29, 2018.

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