Inspired by Idris Elba’s Childhood check out his Comedy-Drama ‘In the Long Run’ (Clip) on Sky1


“I am worried about your little brother Valentine I am sending him to live with you.” Set in London in the early 80s with the riots, racism and difficult economic times as the backdrop amid the tower blocks and shell suits, life for Walter and Agnes Easmon is all about quiet routine. They arrived from Sierra Leone 13 years ago and are happy earning enough to pay the bills with a bit left over to send back home. But then Walter’s brother Valentine arrives and his exuberance and lust for life changes everything.

“People work 9 to 5 here.” “That’s a very long time.” Created by Idris Elba the comedy drama series ‘In the Long Run’ is inspired by his own childhood growing up in inner London in the 1980s.

The Easmon family see their quiet life disrupted when their relative from Sierra Leone moves in. The Luther star plays a lovable family man inspired by his own Dad. Elba said, “I’m really happy to be in comedy, bringing some joy into a world that needs some laughs. With a great team behind it I look forward to people seeing it.”

Created by Idris Elba with a cast that includes Jimmy Akingbola, Madeline Appiah and Bill BaileySk the show is written by Claire Downes, Ian Jarvis, Stuart Lane and Grace Ofori-Attah. ‘In the Long Run’ was released on March 29, 2018 on Sky1.

Expectations were set high when Sky1 announced Idris was making a comedy set in the 80’s. If you get a chance to check it out let us know what you think?


Source: YouTube, IMDb


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