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Showtime Preps Scripted Limited Series 'Guerrilla' With Idris Elba And John Ridley

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Showtime Preps Scripted Limited Series 'Guerrilla' With Idris Elba And John Ridley
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Showtime (CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS))'s original scripted programming usually revolves around full-fledged series designed for multiple season runs, but "Guerrilla" may have been too interesting to pass up.

The six-part, limited run series will team "Luther's" Idris Elba with "American Crime" creator John Ridley for a drama described as a love story set against the backdrop of the Black Power movement in the UK in the 1970s.

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Ridley will write the majority of the episodes and will direct the first two. Many may remember Ridley won an Oscar for scripting "12 Years A Slave," which won Best Picture in 2014.

His partnership here with Elba, one of the UK's most popular and respected actors, will give Showtime a marquee project to add to its arsenal of original programming, which includes "Homeland," "Ray Donovan" and "Billions."

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