It looks like actor Idris Elba is adding another talent to his impressive resume - TV chef. According to recent reports, Elba is in the early stages of developing a cooking show that focuses on exploring his roots and African cuisines. The series has reportedly garnered the attention of streaming giants Netflix, Disney, and Paramount+, leading to a bidding war for the rights.
Elba, who is known for his roles in popular shows like "Luther" and "The Wire," has always had a passion for food. In fact, he's even been vocal about his love for cooking in interviews and on social media. It seems that this passion has now translated into a full-fledged TV series.
According to an insider, Elba has enlisted the help of his personal chef, King Enekeme, to create the show. Together, they have apparently developed a concept that will see Elba exploring the culinary roots of his favorite African foods, while also showcasing his own cooking skills. It's not clear at this point exactly what format the show will take, but it's clear that Elba is excited to share his love of food with a wider audience.
In addition to focusing on Elba's culinary skills, the show is also rumored to delve into the actor's past and explore his family's heritage and culture. This aspect of the show is likely to add an additional layer of interest and depth to the series, making it more than just a standard cooking show.
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As for where the show will ultimately end up, that's still up in the air. While Elba has a first-look deal with Apple TV+ and his production company Green Door Pictures, he is reportedly able to take the show elsewhere. This has reportedly led to a bidding war between Netflix, Disney, and Paramount+, with each streaming service hoping to secure the rights to the highly-anticipated series.
It's not surprising that these streaming giants are interested in Elba's cooking show. After all, the actor has a huge following and his projects are always highly-anticipated. Plus, with the recent trend towards food-related programming, it's likely that a show featuring a well-known actor like Elba could be a big hit.
Whether or not Elba's cooking show will ultimately be a success remains to be seen, but one thing is certain - it will be interesting to see how the actor's passion for food translates onto the small screen. With Elba's talent and charisma, there's no doubt that the show will be worth watching. It will be interesting to see which streaming service ultimately secures the rights to the series and when it will be available for viewers to enjoy.
In the meantime, fans of Elba can look forward to the upcoming release of the "Luther" movie on Netflix in March, which will see the actor reprising his role as Detective Chief Inspector John Luther. It looks like Elba is keeping busy with a variety of exciting projects, and his cooking show is sure to be another success in his already impressive career.