Coming Soon: ‘The Idris Elba Project’

Ladies love Idris Elba!

If you recall the Idris Elba viral workout video that had us losing our minds for those too-quick 15 seconds a few months ago, well then the next project will definitely consume your attention.

Elba has teamed up with the Discovery Channel for a six-part series that will follow the actor as he travels to 220 countries, U.S. included, challenging his mind and body through extreme racing on land, in air, and water.

The venture will showcase Elba taking part in alley driving, aerobics, street racing, and power boating while also connecting with “extraordinary individuals.”

He describes the challenges in a statement to Deadline as “…the toughest challenges of my life. The extreme challenges will take me right out of my comfort zone as I compete against the best on land, water and in the air.”

The series also marks the first production from Idris Elba’s Green Door Productions and Shine North. Both companies serve as co-producers.

The project is set to premiere in mid-2015.