Writer John Ridley is no stranger to controversial topics. As the screenwriter of 12 Years A Slave, and the force behind the American Crime series, his narratives are never shy from raising controversial issues. And his latest is no exception. Staring Idris Elba, Babou Ceesay, and Freida Pinto, Guerrilla centers on the Black Power movement in the UK during the 1970s, and the counter-intelligence force (Black Power Desk) created to discredit it. Elba serves as an executive producer through his Green Door Pictures production company, and the six-part limited series hits Showtime on April 16th, 2017.