TV News: Guerrilla, Ballers, Robot, Ray, Rebels

A new featurette is out for Showtime’s upcoming six-part limited series “Guerrilla” which premieres April 16th. Set in London 1971, the story centers on Jas (Freida Pinto) and Marcus (Babou Ceesay) who are just learning to be together as a couple when they become the victims of police violence.

The rampant racism pushes them to the point of learning how to become guerrilla fighters. They enlist the help of a man named Kent (Idris Elba), break a man out of prison and begin to target the Black Power Desk, a counterintelligence unit that seeks to crush black activism.

Ballers & Insecure
HBO has announced today that both the third season of its Dwayne Johnson-led “Ballers” and the second season of its Issa Rae comedy “Insecure” will premiere on Sunday, July 23rd. The shows are getting a ten and eight episode run respectively. [Source: HBO]

Mr. Robot
Bobby Cannavale has joined and BD Wong has been promoted to series regular for the third season of USA’s “Mr. Robot”. The new season has been pushed back and will premiere in October.

Cannavale will play Irving, a laconic, no-nonsense used-car salesman. Wong has been recurring since the hacker drama’s first season as Whiterose, the leader of the Chinese-based organization Dark Army. Sam Esmail will again direct all ten episodes of the season with filming to begin in April in New York City. [Source: The Live Feed]

Ray Donovan
Susan Sarandon will follow up her performance on FX’s “Feud: Bette and Joan” with a season-long arc on Showtime’s “Ray Donovan”.

Sarandon will play Samantha Winslow, the strong, focused head of a motion picture studio. The fifth season of the series premieres on Showtime later this year. [Source: Variety]

Star Wars Rebels
Lucasfilm and Disney XD have released a trailer for this weekend’s “Star Wars Rebels” which finally features a rematch between Darth Maul and Obi-Wan Kenobi after Maul returns to Tatooine to take his revenge. Titled ‘Twin Suns’, the episode airs March 18th.