Watch: Idris Elba conducts death-defying stunts in teaser trailer for new show

All About Idris Elba The actor's full name is Idrissa Akuna Elba and he was born and raised as an only child in London, England. "Family Affair," a 1997 British soap opera, was among his first major roles. But he rose to prominence in America on HBO's "The Wire." In 2016, Elba was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II. He isn't just an actor. Elba has a successful music career as a producer and DJ. He's spun records under the names Big Driis the Londoner, Driis

‘Elba vs. Block’ sees the actor and pro rally driver Ken Block battle over their skills in the driver’s seat

Gear up to see Idris Elba test his skills behind the wheel in an action-packed new series for Quibi, an emerging short-form video platform.

The actor will face off against professional rally car driver Ken Block in "Elbs Vs. Block" as they battle one another performing car stunts. The actions will prove which car and driver is the best, Deadline reported.

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The eight-episode series, which Elba co-produced with his Green Door Pictures production company, was shot in London’s Docklands. It will showcase stunts including the Flaming Obstacle Course, the Wall of Death and the Car Tightrope.

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The moves are nothing new for Block, who is known for his viral "Gymkhana TEN: Ultimate Tire Slaying Tour" video which displayed extreme motorsports.

“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,” Elba said in a statement obtained by Deadline.

The new venture only adds to the diverse career of the former Sexiest Man Alive.

The actor, who got his start playing small parts on television before starring in the British soap opera "Family Affairs," has transitioned from playing drug baron Russell "Stringer" Bell on "The Wire"to starring in feature films. They've ranged from the Tyler Perry-directed romance-drama "Daddy's Little Girls" to the musical "Cats."