Lest you think Luther would prove the last of Idris Elba’s TV ventures, Showtime has a new Emmy frontrunner in the works. The cable network has officially greenlit a new six-part miniseries from Elba and American Crime boss John Ridley, following the infamous “Black Power Desk” of 1970s London.

In addition to penning the majority of Guerilla episodes, Ridley has also been tapped to direct at least the first two hours. Per TVLine, so reads the official logline for Elba and Ridley’s six-part Showtime series:

Guerilla is 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. Their ultimate target becomes the Black Power Desk, a true-life, secretive counter-intelligence unit within Special Branch dedicated to crushing all forms of black activism.

Added Elba himself:

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 story-telling. TV is in for a treat.

That we are. No word on an exact window as of yet, but is Guerilla already about to start stealing the show?

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