With Idris Elba serving as an Executive Producer, and starring in a supporting role, the powerful new drama Guerrilla, from 12 Years A Slave writer John Ridley, will soon be making it’s way to TV, and looks to be a highly politically-charged thriller, as seen from the new trailer below.
Set during a racially turbulent time in central London, during the 1970s, Guerrilla poses the question: what if the Black Power movement had sought to use violence in London?
Frieda Pinto (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Babou Ceesay (Eye in the Sky) co-star as a pair of politically-involved lovers who find themselves growing increasing sympathetic with the activist movement opposing a racist police force, in contrast with the more peaceful approach taken by Elba’s pacifist character.
Elba has said “I’ve had the honour of working on both sides of the screen on this project, and coming back to my home town, working in East London, has made this experience, this story, even more personal. I know one thing for sure: this is a very special drama and TV is in for a treat.”
Guerrilla premieres on Sky Atlantic on 13 April in the UK, before a 16 April airdate on Showtime in the US.