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Getting behind the wheel in "Hobbs & Shaw" isn't enough for Idris Elba. He is teaming up with his "driving hero" Ken Block for the upcoming Quibi car-stunt series "Elba vs. Block," THR reports.

Over the course of eight episodes, the duo will attempt to outperform each other in a series of stunts. These stunts have names like "Car Tightrope" and "Flaming Obstacle Course," so you can imagine the kind of wild stuff they'll get up to. It'll all go down in the London Docklands, an area in Elba's hometown.

Block, a professional rally driver with a sizable YouTube following, and Elba are mutual admirers of each other's work. Elba called Block his "driving hero" and said that he's "a little intimidated by his talent," per THR. Meanwhile, Block highlighted Elba's "reputation as a man who likes to go fast behind the wheel of a car." The two should make for a dynamic (and maybe a little dangerous) combination.

The show will premiere on Quibi, a short-form content platform that is slated to launch in 2020. Episodes will be less than 10 minutes long, and there are numerous big-name celebrities involved. Earlier this week, for example, news broke that Don Cheadle will star in an upcoming Quibi sci-fi series.

"Elba vs. Block" is produced by Green Door Pictures and Workerbee. Its release date has not yet been announced.

[via: THR]