It’s Idris Elba Week: Today, ‘The Big C’

Idris Fresh from his On the Air appearance Tuesday with "Luther," legend of "The Wire" Idris Elba has added another intriguing role to his resume. Elba will play a love interest for Laura Linney on upcoming Showtime Series "The Big C."

Elba is scheduled for a four-episode run on the series, which has a 13-episode first season. Regulars include Oliver Platt as the husband of Linney's cancer-stricken Cathy and Gabourey Sidibe as one of her students. "Big C" is in production in Stamford, Conn., with an Aug. 16 premiere date on tap.

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