The new Guerrilla TV show premieres on Showtime, Sunday, April 16 at 9:00pm ET/PT. Watch a trailer, after the jump. John Ridley’s new six-part limited event series stars Freida Pinto and Babou Ceesay. Idris Elba co-stars and executive produces as well, under his Green Door Pictures banner. Rory Kinnear, Nathaniel Martello-White, Daniel Mays, Denise Gough, Brandon Scott, Zawe Ashton, and Nicholas Pinnock also star.
Showtime describes Guerrilla as, “a love story set against the backdrop of one of the most politically explosive times in U.K. history. It tells the story of a couple whose relationship and values are tested when they liberate a political prisoner and form a radical underground cell in 1970s London.” Learn more, after the jump.
About Guerrilla TV Series, Season One | Showtime
The cell sets its sights on the Black Power Desk, “a true-life, secretive counter-intelligence unit within the Special Branch.” The Black Power Desk “is dedicated to crushing all forms of black activism.”
Showtime says, “While the series is set against a background of social and political activism, at its heart Guerrilla is about a relationship under pressure, and the reality that for any couple there comes a point when the choices they make have real and lasting consequences.”
Guerrilla Official Series Trailer | Showtime
What do you think? How do you like the sound of the Guerrilla TV show? Do you plan to check out the series premiere on Showtime?