Freida Pinto Takes the Lead in Showtime’s Guerrilla
Freida Pinto (Rise of the Planet of the Apes
) has been confirmed as the female lead in Guerrilla
, a Showtime six-part miniseries set in the U.K. of the 1970s. Pinto will portray Jas Mitra, a political activist who, along with her husband Marcus, frees a political prisoner and form a radical underground cell. The part of Marcus has not yet been cast.
Described as passionate and politically driven, Jas leads the fight against social injustice in early-70s London. Jai’s ultimate target is the Black Power Desk, a real-life, secretive counter-intelligence unit within Special Branch that sought to thwart all forms of black activism.
is executive produced by Idris Elba (Thor, Luther
) and John Ridley (12 Years a Slave
). Both men will serve multiple roles on the project: Elba also has a co-starring role in Guerrilla
, while Ridley will write the majority of the series as well as direct the first, second, and sixth episodes. Emmy-nominated director Sam Miller (Luther
) will helm the remaining episodes.
Production on Guerrilla is scheduled to begin later this summer, and will be simulcast on Showtime and Sky America. As soon as a premier date is announced, Entertainment Fuse will be sure to fill you in!