THE Discovery network will follow the British actor in his quest to become a professional kickboxer on its reality show.
Although Elba used to kickbox in his younger years to stay fit, the actor never boxed professionally. This time though, the reality series will film Elba training over the course of one year with the help of a number of former world champions.
Elba is also expected to take part in a real fight, reports The Wrap.
The series will be broken down into three episodes of 60 minutes, and cover numerous locations around the world.
"Fighter" will be broadcast in more than 220 countries including the UK and the United States at the beginning of 2017.