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Actor Idris Elba will star in a new Showtime series.

Idris Elba will star in a new Showtime series, called Guerrilla. The English actor will star in the series, with John Ridley Ridley (American Crime, 12 Years a Slave) writing most of the episodes and directing the first two, according to USA Today. The two serve as executive producers. Idris Elba confirmed the news in a statement, sharing:

It’s been a long time desire of mine to collaborate with Mr. Ridley and his work here is nothing short of a master class in character building and storytelling. TV is in for a treat.

Showtime describes Guerrilla as,

a love story set against the backdrop of one of the most politically explosive times in U.K. history. It tells the story of a politically active couple whose relationship and values are tested when they liberate a political prisoner and form a radical underground cell in 1970s London.

According to Showtime, Guerrilla deals with social and political activism, but the miniseries

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.