Before Idris Elba became one of the most sought after actor with a voice so gruff you’d shiver in your pants, he was kind of a fitness junkie. Elba took up kickboxing as a hobby just to stay in shape, but now he wants to take that hobby to the next level and become a professional kickboxer. And guess what. We’ll get to take that journey with him.
The British actor is chronicling his latest pursuit in a documentary miniseries, Idris Elba: Fighter. It will document Elba’s initial training to his inevitable first step into the ring with a veteran fighter in a no-holds-barred match. The miniseries will air on Discovery Channel in early 2017, probably around the same time The Dark Tower blows into theaters.
I just hope Elba fairs much better than Jon Favreau did on Friends…