‘Guerrilla’, Showtime: Meet the Cast

Idris Elba as Kent

Guerrilla is a six-episode miniseries written by John Ridley, who also directed the first two episodes, and the season finale of the show. Guerrilla is set in 1970s London, and is a recreation of the British Black Panthers movement. Idris Elba plays the leading role of Kent in the series. Elba, a well-known English actor, is known for playing Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, as well as his roles in Beasts of No Nation, The Wire, Luther, and American Gangster. He has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Miniseries (with one win), and five Primetime Emmy Awards. In addition to his acting, Elba is a DJ under the name DJ Big Driis. He was named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2016. Click through our gallery to check out some of the other actors who make up the cast of Guerrilla. (Getty)