(LONDON) — Star Trek: Beyond baddie Idris Elba is apparently fulfilling his “lifelong ambition” to be a proficient fighter.
People reports he has partnered again with Discovery for Idris Elba: Fighter, a limited series for which the already imposing actor has been training to be a kickboxer with the intention of “testing himself” against professional fighters.
Elba has experience kickboxing for fitness, but the show will reportedly take him to various countries — including Cuba, Japan, South Africa, and Thailand — to hone his skills.
Discovery International already airs Elba pushing his limits behind the wheel — and the pilot’s stick — with Idris Elba: No Limits. That series has him tackling disciplines like aerobatic feats, land speed records, and rally racing.
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