Created by Academy Award®-winning writer John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, AMERICAN CRIME), Guerrilla follows politically active lovers Jas (Freida Pinto) and Marcus (Babou Ceesay) and their friends as the political becomes personal. Based in 1970s London, the group of activists go head-to-head with a racist police force who are dedicated to crushing them. Guerrilla explores the nature of a relationship under pressure and poses the question: what if the original Black Power movement in London had used violence?
Golden Globe® winner Idris Elba serves as an executive producer of Guerrilla and plays Kent; a second generation Brit dedicated to achieving equality for black people in Britain through peaceful and intellectual methods.
Anne Mensah, Sky’s head of drama, said: “The first trailer for Guerrilla gives viewers a great taste of what to expect from the series. John Ridley, this superb cast and all those involved in the production of the show have created an emotional, tense and surprising thriller and I’m pleased to confirm Guerrilla will air on Sky Atlantic from 13 April 2017.”
Commissioned for Sky by director of programmes Zai Bennett and head of drama Anne Mensah, the series is a co-production between Fifty Fathoms and ABC Signature.
Alongside John Ridley for his International Famous Players Radio Picture Corporation, the executive producers are Patrick Spence and Katie Swinden for Fifty Fathoms, Tracy Underwood for ABC Signature, Idris Elba for Green Door Pictures and Michael McDonald for Stearns Castle. Sam Miller (Fortitude, Luther) directs three episodes and Misan Sagay (Belle) is the writer of Episode 5.
Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo is the producer, with Endemol Shine International and ABC Signature sharing distribution rights.
Director(s): Sam Miller | John Ridley
Writer(s): John Ridley | Megan Sesay
Cast: Idris Elba, Babou Ceesay, Zawe Ashton, Wunmi Mosaku, Freida Pinto, Nathaniel Martello-White
UK air date: Thursday 13th April on Sky Atlantic – Channel 108 (SD/HD) | Channel 170 (+1) | Channel 222 (SD) | Now TV
US air date: Sunday 16th April on Showtime