SHOWTIME LIMITED EVENT SERIES GUERRILLA TO AIR TWO-PART FINALE THIS SUNDAY, MAY 14 AT 9 PM ET/PT
LOS ANGELES – May 11, 2017 – The critically acclaimed SHOWTIME limited event series GUERRILLA will air its final two episodes back-to-back on Sunday, May 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on air, on demand and over the internet. As the series comes to a close, Marcus (Babou Ceesay) and Jas (Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Freida Pinto) are tested in the wake of tragic loss. Meanwhile, Kent’s (Golden Globe® winner Idris Elba) actions have a disastrous effect on the black community, while the Black Power Desk launches a reign of terror. Infighting threatens to split the radicals, throwing their final mission into jeopardy. Can they come together in time?
To watch and share a teaser of the two-part finale, go to: https://youtu.be/AOhmwVrJ7KU.
Created by Academy Award® winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, American Crime), GUERRILLA is a love story set against the backdrop of one of the most politically explosive times in U.K. history. The series stars Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) and Ceesay (Getting On). GUERRILLA 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. Elba (Luther, Beasts of No Nation) also stars and serves as an executive producer through his Green Door Pictures. Additional cast members include Laurence Olivier Award winner Rory Kinnear (PENNY DREADFUL), Nathaniel Martello-White (Deadmeat), Daniel Mays (Line of Duty), Denise Gough (People, Places & Things), Brandon Scott (Grey’s Anatomy), Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat) and Nicholas Pinnock (Fortitude).
Along with Ridley and Elba, the executive producers on GUERRILLA are Michael J. McDonald for Stearns Castle, Patrick Spence and Katie Swinden for Fifty Fathoms and Tracy Underwood for ABC Signature. Ridley wrote the majority of the episodes and directed the first two and the finale, with Emmy® Award nominee Sam Miller (Luther, Fortitude, American Crime) directing the remaining episodes. Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo serves as producer for Fifty Fathoms. GUERRILLA is a co-production between Fifty Fathoms and ABC Signature, in association with SKY UK. For more information about GUERRILLA, follow @SHO_Guerrilla and https://www.facebook.com/GuerrillaOnShowtime, and join the conversation using #Guerrilla.
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