In The Long Run hits Starz network in USA

Starz has acquired and set premieres for two seasons of Idris Elba's semi-autobiographical family comedy In The Long Run and its holiday special.

In The Long Run Season 1 airs on November 1; Season 2 on December 6; the Christmas Special on December 20.

Loosely based on actor-writer Idris Elba's childhood, the series examines the lives of the Easmon family living in London in 1985, led by factory worker Walter (Idris Elba) whose home is turned upside down when his party-loving, responsibility-challenged DJ younger brother arrives from Sierra Leone.

Said Elba of the comedy inspired by his experience growing up in east London in the 1980s "This series is a semi-autobiographical comedy that tackles stereotypes and racial divisions while having a laugh about it. There's a genuineness to this story with which I hope audiences engage and connect."

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