“We are not afraid.” Showtime has released a new preview and poster for their upcoming limited series Guerrilla.
From John Ridley, the six-part drama “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.” The cast includes Freida Pinto, Babou Ceesay, Idris Elba, Rory Kinnear, Nathaniel Martello-White, Daniel Mays, Denise Gough, Brandon Scott, Zawe Ashton, and Nicholas Pinnock.
Guerrilla debuts on April 16th at 9 p.m. ET/PTb.
GUERRILLA 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. Their ultimate target becomes the Black Power Desk, a true-life, secretive counter-intelligence unit within the Special Branch dedicated to crushing all forms of black activism. 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. Golden Globe(R) winner Idris Elba (Luther, Beasts of No Nation) also stars and serves as an executive producer through his Green Door Pictures. Additional cast includes Laurence Olivier Award winner Rory Kinnear (PENNY DREADFUL), Nathaniel Martello-White (Deadmeat), Daniel Mays (Line of Duty), Denise Gough (People, Places & Things), Brandon Scott (Grey’s Anatomy), Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat) and Nicholas Pinnock (Fortitude).
Along with Ridley and Elba, the executive producers on GUERRILLA are Michael J. McDonald for Stearns Castle, Patrick Spence and Katie Swinden for Fifty Fathoms and Tracy Underwood for ABC Signature. Ridley wrote the majority of the episodes and directs the first two and the finale, with Emmy(R) Award nominee Sam Miller (Luther, Fortitude, American Crime) directing the remaining episodes. Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo serves as producer for Fifty Fathoms. GUERRILLA is a co-production between Fifty Fathoms and ABC Signature, in association with SKY UK.”
What do you think? Do you subscribe to Showtime? Will you watch Guerrilla?