Please consider Showtime’s volcanic Guerrilla in all Limited Series categories including Limited Series, Actor, Actress, and Supporting Actor.
John Ridley has quietly emerged as one of the most serious minded purveyors of quality working in television today. His most recent offering is Showtime’s Guerilla. The show is fiction based around actual historical events. We all know about the Black Panther movement here in the USA, but little is taught and known of the UK Black Panther movement.
1970’s London is the backdrop – a time of racial prejuices, social injustice and political upheaval.
In Guerilla, Marcus (Ceesay) and Jas (Pinto) play a young couple who want to fight back and bring change. But Scotland Yard’s Black Power desk is out to stop their resistance using whatever means they can.
Why the Emmys®? Watching this series today seems as relevant as it did back in the 70’s. Welcome to Trump’s America where political activism is just as strong.
Ridley gives us two characters who are citizens. Jas works as a nurse, but she’s an immigrant. Marcus is a teacher, but they live in a society that’s becoming tension filled. So, they join the underground movement in their efforts to fight for equality, going to the radical extreme.
Head to Showtime and watch the series. Take in the fine work and appreciate the power of Guerilla. It is a tour de force on many levels through its directing, its storytelling, and the shining performances given by Pinto and Cessay. Pinto’s role here is strong. You feel her desire and her conviction to achieve her goals, no matter what the cost.
(Photo: Sky UK Limited/Showtime)Cessay’s Marcus is a complicated soul, but as we go on his journey and his emotional rollercoaster, it’s a performance that is so striking and brilliant and worthy of a nomination.
Is violence the answer when it comes to activism? This is just one question that Ridley brings to the table while he tackles race and class. The show delivers all round top-notch and top quality prestige that it should be considered in your Emmy voting.