Idris Elba to Narrate the Human Playground in Netflix’s Docu Series

The series will explore the origins of the world’s most unique sports.


Idris Elbe is set to narrate the high-end Netflix docu-series human playground, which discusses the origins of some of the world’s most unique sports, from centuries-old rituals to billion-dollar businesses. The Luther The star is also executive producer of the show which will launch at the end of September.


With Our planet director Tomas Kaan on board, the series will explore the evolutions of some of the strangest sports practiced by humans, ranging from robot camel racing in the United Arab Emirates to Big Wave surfing in Nazaré in Portugal and eagle hunting in Kyrgyzstan. Morgan Knibbe and Willem Timmers are also credited as co-directors of the project. Executive producer Rick Murray describe human playground as a “perfect fit” for Elba to relate with Netflix as commissioner, per Deadline. Have the The beast cast member is a major triumph for the six-part Netflix doc, which has long been in the works.

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The British actor got his big career break playing financially savvy drug kingpin Russell “Stringer” Bell for three seasons of HBO’s crime drama Thread, which is still considered by many to be one of the best television series of all time. Elba went on to critical acclaim for the titular role of complex anti-hero Detective Chief Inspector John Luther in Lutherwhich earned him three Emmy Award nominations as well as a Golden Globe Award in 2012. The actor is best known as Commander in Netflix’s beasts of no nationCastling in the 2010s Losers, Blood sport in The Suicide Squad, as well as Stacker Pentecost in Pacific Rim.

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“We are delighted to have helped start the project, the Amsterdam team are world class and we hope to work with them again in the not too distant future,” Murray said of the team – including Elba – who helped make possible the next series of docu.

Elba is also one of many famous names that have found their way into the ever-evolving Marvel Cinematic Universe. the actor played Heimdall, the all-seeing guardian of Asgard and guardian of the Bifrost, who first appeared in Thor and most recently made a cameo appearance in the end credits scene of Thor: Love and Thunder. He was recently on the big screen in Three thousand years of nostalgia in addition to starring as Dr. Nate Samuels battling a massive rogue lion in The beasta role that made headlines when he confirmed that his daughter Isan had auditioned to be in the film opposite him, but hadn’t made it.

Elba can then be seen in Amazon Prime Video Heads of State next to John Cena. Check out Collider’s interview with Elba below:

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