When you attach Idris Elba’s name to a TV series, there is a fantastically high chance that you’re going to be watching some televisual gold.
The trailer for Sky Atlantic’s Guerrilla looks to be no different. Set in an alternate 1970s, where the British Black Power movement resorted to violence to further their agenda instead of taking a more peaceful stance.
The background of racism in the police force, and general distrust of black people adds to the undercurrent of tension, and with some phenomenal looking performances by a diverse cast (including Elba, Freida Pinto, Babou Ceesay and Rory Kinnear,) there is plenty to look forward to from this series and where it’s headed.
It’s also nice to see a reminder that it’s not just America that still struggles with its race relations, there is progress still to be made all over the world.
Guerrilla is out on Sky Atlantic April 13th