More stars have been revealed to be joining Sky Atlantic’s new drama Guerrilla.
Olivier Award winner Rory Kinnear (Spectre, Penny Dreadful), Daniel Mays (Line of Duty) and Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat) have all been announced to be joining Golden Globe winner Idris Elba in the thriller.
The six-part series will air on Sky Atlantic next year, and Elba will co-star and executive produce the series through his company Green Door Pictures.
Academy Award winning screen writer John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) is creating, writing and directing the series.
The series, which is part of Sky’s growing number of original drama series, centres on two politically passionate young lovers who find themselves on the wrong side of a oppressive Special Branch unit.
Babou Ceesay plays Marcus who, with his partner Jas (Freida Pinto – Slumdog Millionaire) is transformed into a hardened militant, at war with a Special Branch unit committed to crushing all forms of black activism.
Daniel Mays and Rory Kinnear play two coppers assigned to the secretive Special Branch unit which targets black activists on the streets of 70s London.
Guerilla is a love story set against the backdrop of one of the most explosive times in recent British history. While the series struggles against the background of social and political activism, the story is about love under pressure, pushing down on the young couple.
Guerilla is among 10 other original drama series due to air on Sky Atlantic and Sky One in 2016 and 2017, including the return of Fortitude, and new series The Young Pope, Hooten and the Lady, Tin Star, Delicious, Riviera, The Four, Jamestown and The Last Dragonslayer.