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Idris Elba is to star in new political drama Guerrilla.

Written by Daniel Kirby on 20th April 2016

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Luther actor Idris Elba is to star in a new political drama written by 12 Years a Slave creator John Ridley. 

The new six-part series is being billed as a love story and will follow a couple as they attempt to liberate a a political prisoner and form an underground cell in 1970s London. Sky Atlantic has partnered with US network Showtime with the two companies bringing the show to UK and US TV respectively.

Elba said, “It's been a long-time desire of mine to collaborate with Mr Ridley and his work here is nothing short of a masterclass in character building and storytelling. TV is in for a treat.”

Elba has prolific of late, notably providing voice acting for recent releases Zootropolis and The Jungle Book.

The drama will begin production later this summer and is expected to air next year.

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