Idris Elba Trains to Become a Kickboxer for His New Docuseries

Stringer steps into the ring.

He may not be the next James Bond, but it looks like we’ll get to see Idris Elba kicking ass and taking names around the globe.

Deadline reports that the 43-year-old Golden Globe winner is currently pumping iron and mastering his uppercut for the upcoming three-part Discovery Channel docuseries Idris Elba: Fighter.

The series, now filming, will trail The Wire star as he trains to become a kickboxer in locations like Japan, South Africa, and Cuba, sampling various fighting tactics from around the world. But that’s only half the battle.

The series will reportedly culminate in a fight between the actor and a veteran fighter, although Deadline is mum as to who will meet the wrath of Elba (we can only assume he’ll put up one hell of a fight).

I mean, just check out the footage he’s been teasing on Instagram:

“It has been a lifelong ambition of mine to fight professionally,” said Elba, who is already an actor/designer/DJ/drag racer/Maxim coverguy. “Entering the ring to further test myself as a human being is a challenge I have been looking to take on for quite some time.”

Elba’s not entirely wet behind the ears, however. He reportedly kickboxed in his twenties, because of course.