Posted by | Cyrena Rose

Golden Globe winner, Idris Elba, is in talks to star in a Ascencion, an adventure/thriller miniseries written by comic-book author and novelist Warren Ellis.

Ascencion will revolve around the history and future of astronomy and humanity’s impulse for the stars.  If he accepts the role, Elba will play Ihmotep, a brilliant ancient Egyptian and modern-day scientist.  Deadline reports Elba will also executive produce the show.

Elba, who stars on BBC One’s Luther, appeared most recently in The Losers, Thor and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.  He’ll next be seen in Prometheus and Pacific Rim.

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