Freida Pinto To Join Sky Atlantic Thriller Guerrilla

Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) will join Idris Elba (Luther) in new six part series Guerrilla, written by John Ridley (American Crime) for Sky Atlantic and Showtime, which follows a couple whose passion propels them from political activism to radical militancy.

Guerrilla tells the story of a politically active couple whose relationship and values are put to the test when they liberate a political prisoner and form a radical underground cell in 1970s London. Their ultimate target becomes the Black Power Desk, a secretive counter-intelligence unit within Special Branch dedicated to crushing all forms of black activism.

Pinto will play Jas Mitra, a passionate and politically driven member of a newly formed radical underground cell. Jas helps liberate a charismatic convict from prison in an effort to lead the street fight against social injustice.

Freida Pinto said: “I’m thrilled to be working with an artist like John Ridley who has written these compelling scripts filled with thoughtful and complicated characters.”

Production is set for late summer 2016 in London.