'Elba vs Block': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Idris Elba's car stunt show

'Elba vs Block': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Idris Elba's car stunt show

Another show that just puts Idris Elba in the rockstar category.  He's been a Jaeger Commander in 'Pacific Rim', Black Superman in 'Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw' and now he's all set to take on Ken Block, the professional rally car driver in Quibi's new stunt show, 'Elba vs Block'.  Ahead of the adrenaline-pumping reality series, we make note of all the things we know so far.


Release date

'Elba vs Block' debuts April 13 on Quibi


Consisting of eight episodes filmed at London’s Docklands, the show will see Elba and Block put the pedal to the metal as they compete with each other in a variety of cars and popping some jaw-dropping stunts while at it.  According to Entertainment Weekly, some of the episodes include, 'Car Tightrope', 'Wall of Death' and the 'Flaming Obstacle Course'. 



Idris Elba as himself

Idris Elba (Getty Image)

Elba is known for his roles in 'The Wire' and the Marvel Cinematic Universe where he plays Heimdall in the 'Thor' trilogy. He is also known for essaying DCI John Luther in the BBC One series 'Luther', and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'.


Ken Block as himself

Ken Block (Getty Images)

Block is a professional rally driver with the Hoonigan Racing Division. Over the years, he has also competed in many action sports events including skateboarding, snowboarding, and motocross.



The eight-part series is a co-production between Workerbee (part of EndemolShine UK) and Elba’s Green Door Pictures for Quibi.




The trailer sees the duo face-off against each other in a string of challenges. Elba extends the challenge calling it an "automobile skill test' and what follows is footage of them showcasing their daredevilry by taking part in those challenges trying to best each other.


Talking about his part in the series, Block told Deadline: "I’m really excited to be partnering up with Idris on this new show. I’ve admired his work for years and he has a reputation as a man who likes to go fast behind the wheel of a car, so I think we’re going to have a lot of fun with these challenges that the producers have lined up for us."


On his part, Elba said: "Ken is my driving hero… I’ve never worked with a driver as skilled as him so I’m a little intimidated by his talent. I love challenges, I love speed and I’m a ‘wheel man’ so let’s see how this plays out".

Watch this space for more updates on Elba vs Block.

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