While “Twin Peaks” is Showtime‘s crown jewel in their 2017 slate, they have another intriguing offering for those of us who are only familiar with the memes around David Lynch‘s cult show.
“Guerilla” brings together an impressive array of talent — “12 Years A Slave” Oscar-winning scribe John Ridley who writes and directs here, and cast members Freida Pinto, Babou Ceesay, and Idris Elba — for a ’70s set drama, based on the true events. Set in London, the show chronicles the fight that emerged in the streets against the Black Power Desk, who targeted black activists. Here’s the official synopsis:
From Academy Award® winner John Ridley (12 Years A Slave, American Crime) comes the six-part limited event series GUERRILLA, a love story set against the backdrop of one of the most politically explosive times in U.K. history. It tells the story of a couple whose relationship and values are tested when they liberate a political prisoner and form a radical underground cell in 1970s London. Their ultimate target becomes the Black Power Desk, a true-life, secretive counter-intelligence unit within the Special Branch dedicated to crushing all forms of black activism. While the series is set against a background of social and political activism, at its heart GUERRILLA is about a relationship under pressure, and the reality that for any couple there comes a point when the choices they make have real and lasting consequences.
The six-part limited event series debuts on April 13th in the U.K. and April 16th in the U.S.