Damson Idris will play “Franklin Saint,” a young street entrepreneur on a quest for power.
Born and raised on the streets of South Central but educated in an upper class neighborhood in the Valley, Franklin is determined to raise his station in life and take care of the people around him through whatever means necessary.
Damson Idris is a television, theatre and film actor. The last born of six children (three brothers and two sisters), he was raised by a single mother in Peckham, London. Idris discovered his passion for acting while studying at Brunel University.
His television debut came on the hit BBC comedy series Miranda and shortly after he landed roles in the long-running BBC medical series' Doctors and Casualty. On the feature side, Idris completed several films including Pete Travis’ City of Tiny Lights opposite Riz Ahmed; Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s Megan Leavey opposite Kate Mara, Tom Felton and Common and most recently the LionsGate thriller The Commuter directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.
Idris is currently based in Los Angeles.