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.