Idris Elba To Guest Star In Showtime’s THE BIG C

Idris Elba

Idris Elba will guest star in four episodes of the new Showtime original dark comedy series THE BIG C, which premieres on August 16th at 10:30p PT/ET. Elba will play “Lenny,” a painter who forms a relationship with lead Laura Linney. The first season will have 13 episodes which is currently shooting in Stamford, Connecticut.

You might recognize Idris Elba from his work as Russell “Stringer” Bell on the HBO’s The Wire, as well as his recent appearance on NBC’s The Office. Elba also starred in the movies Obsessed, American Gangster, RocknRolla, and the upcoming movie Takers. Finally, Elba just wrapped the features Thor for Marvel and directed by Kenneth Branagh.

You can find out more information about The Big C and watch the trailer here.