Tonight, Showtime will air a new miniseries, Guerrilla, starring Idris Elba. The show takes place in 1970s London, and is a recreation of the British Black Panthers movement. Freida Pinto and Babou Ceesay play a politically active couple whose relationship is tested when they are forced to free a political prisoner, Idris Elba, from an underground cell.
The series was ordered by Sky Atlantic in association with Showtime, and is split into a six-part series. It is written by John Ridley, who also wrote the script for 12 Years a Slave. In an interview with the Television Critics Association, Ridley spoke about the show, saying, “The differences between racism [in the United Kingdom] or here — or frankly anywhere in the world — when you get to down to the most fundamental level, there is no difference… When people are being marginalized or disenfranchised it really doesn’t matter if it’s about race or religion, creed or color.”
Actress Frieda Pinto plays Jas Mitra in the series, a passionate and “politically driven individual”, in the words of the Hollywood Reporter. Pinto is best known for her role in the Oscar winning film, Slumdog Millionaire. Read on for details on when and where to watch the show tonight.
DATE: Sunday, April 16, 2017
TIME: 9pm ET/PT
TV CHANNEL: Showtime – Check with your local TV provider (ie. FIOS, Optimum, Time Warner) to find out what channel Showtime is in your area.
SYNOPSIS: A politically active couple, Marcus Hill and Jas Mitra, form a radical underground cell in 1970s London. In the opener, Marcus and Jas are targeted by Special Branch’s Black Power Desk, led by police officer DCI Nicholas Pence and his deputy, Cullen.