Although Idris Elba is starring in blockbusters such as Pacific Rim and the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower, he's still doing the odd TV role here and there.
Guerilla, which will debut on Showtime in the US and Sky Atlantic over here, follows a couple in '70s England who fight back against government oppression and decide to start an underground cell to free a political prisoner. The series, which is written by John Ridley of 12 Years A Slave fame, will run for six episodes in total.
Babou Ceesay, who starred in the brilliant Eye In The Sky with Helen Mirren, plays a reluctant terrorist whose partner, Slumdog Millionaire's Frieda Pinto, becomes more aggressive and bolder with each passing mission they take on. Idris Elba, meanwhile, plays the political prisoner that kicks the whole thing off whilst Skyfall's Rory Kinnear plays one of the police officers charged with stopping them.
The first trailer, which debuted at this year's TCA, looked pretty slick. There's no word yet on a release date over on this side of the Atlantic, however Guerrilla will screen on Showtime from April 16th of this year.