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Idris Elba & His Wife Sabrina Are Set to Develop a Dark Fantasy Anime Series with Crunchyroll

Kareena Koirala
Feb 04, 2021
11:15 A.M.

Sabrina and Idris Elba are executive producing a new fantasy animated series in collaboration with Crunchyroll, a global anime-streaming platform. Here is everything we know.

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Idris Elba is adding one more feather to his cap! The "Luther" star and his wife Sabrina are all set to executive produce a dark fantasy anime series for Crunchyroll.

Crunchyroll is a global anime-streaming platform that Sony's Funimation group has agreed to acquire for $1.2 billion from AT&T's WarnerMedia. The site recently hit the 4-million subscribers mark.

Sabrina Elba and Idris Elba at the world premiere of "Cats" on December 16, 2019 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Sabrina Elba and Idris Elba at the world premiere of "Cats" on December 16, 2019 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Idris and Sabrina have sealed a deal with the platform to create what they have currently titled "Dantai," an Afro-futuristic sci-fi anime that highlights the widening of the division between the haves and have-nots in a city.

The couple is developing the anime through Idris' Green Door Pictures and Sabrina's Pink Towel Pictures. Idris expressed his excitement about the deal in a statement.

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The actor said he and Sabrina are both fans of anime, so they wanted to grab this huge opportunity to create something unique and meaningful for Crunchyroll.

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The couple has roots in Africa.

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Since "Dantai" is their first collaboration as producers, the project is pretty close to Idris and Sabrina's hearts. Fans are already holding their breath to see the story come to life.

Elba believes the younger generation is tired of the same old superhero stories, and he hopes "Dantai" will be like a breath of fresh air for them. "Monumental," a fan commented on the announcement post shared by Sabrina.

Fans' comments on Sabrina Elba's post. | Source: Instagram/sabrinaelba

Fans' comments on Sabrina Elba's post. | Source: Instagram/sabrinaelba

Elba and Sabrina make a great team. In 2020, they joined forces with the United Nations to help lessen the pandemic's impact on farmers and food producers in rural areas.

The couple has roots in Africa. Idris' parents are from Ghana and Sierra Leone, and Sabrina is of Somali descent. They always work on projects that are created for the welfare of the Black community.

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Idris and Sabrina hold each other in high regard. The pair first met in a jazz bar when the actor was filming his 2017 thriller "The Mountain Between Us." They share two children.

Last year, they made headlines after reports of them expecting a third child started to swirl around. Idris thanked his fans for their congratulatory notes but confirmed they were not having a baby.

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