Idris Elba inks first-look deal with Apple TV+

Idris Elba

Idris Elba is set to produce TV shows and films as part of a first-look deal with bosses at Apple Tv+.

The actor will develop original content under his production company, Green Door Pictures.

He joins a long list of celebrities who have partnered with executives at the new streaming service, including Oprah Winfrey, Alfonso Cuaron, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Simon Kinberg.

Elba has been busy as of late – the Hobbs & Shaw star recently completed production on Ricky Staub’s Concrete Cowboy, The Long Run, and the Quibi series Elba vs Block. He and his wife have also battled COVID-19.

The 47-year-old founded Green Door Pictures in 2013 as part of an effort to work on more diverse and inclusive projects.