'Gangs of London': Release date, cast, plot and everything you need to know about the crime drama
The ten-part series will be directed by Gareth Evans and Corin Hardy. It stars an ensemble cast led by Joe Cole and Sope Dirisu.
'Gangs of London', the upcoming British action series has slowly but regularly been dishing out tidbits of information. The most recent news was the addition of a host of names to its cast, including actors from 'Game of Thrones' and 'Star Trek.' Here's what we know so far about the Pulse Films-produced crime drama.
'Gangs of London' first aired in the UK on April 23, 2020 on Sky Atlantic. The series then moved from WarnerMedia-owned Cinemax to AMC ahead of its season one debut and is all set to premiere on October 1 with first three episodes and then one episode per week.
The crime drama follows struggles between rival gangs and other criminal organizations in present-day London. As reported by Variety, the show is a ten-part series that deals with a power vacuum threatening the fragile peace between the intricate web of different gangs in the city, when the head of one criminal organization is assassinated.
Colm Meaney ('Star Trek') and David Bradley ('Game of Thrones') are the latest additions to the ensemble cast that includes Paapa Essiedu ('The Miniaturist'), Adrian Bower ('The Last Kingdom'), Valene Kane ('Star Wars: Rogue One'), Ray Panthaki ('Official Secrets'), Orli Shuka ('Hyena'), Darren Evans ('My Mad Fat Diary'), Garmon Rhys ('Hidden'), Serena Kennedy (Remember Me), Aksel Üstün ('Les Revenants'), Kwong Loke ('Yellow Fever'), and Constantine Gregory ('Wonder Woman 1984').
Not to forget, Joe Cole ('Black Mirror') and Sope Dirisu ('The Huntsman: Winter's War'), who will lead the 'Gangs of London'.
The series is created by Gareth Evans ('The Raid') and Matt Flannery. Evans will also direct five episodes, while Corin Hardy ('The Nun') and Xavier Gens ('The Divide') will direct three and two episodes respectively.
With the show set to premiere in Fall, the trailer for the series will likely be out once Meaney and Bradley finish shooting their parts. We'll keep you posted on the developments.
In a statement issued to the press regarding the show, Hardy said it was an honor to be working on 'Gangs of London' with Evans. “Gareth and I share a mutual appreciation of each other’s work and an affinity for genre cinema," he said. "The multi-layered story weaves emotional drama with blistering action set pieces which I found enthralling to read. I am looking forward to bringing something rich and cinematic to the city streets.”
The series is a co-production of HBO/Sky with Pulse Films and Sister Pictures and is reported to be a $250 million deal (as reported by Den of Geek). It is set to air in the U.K. on Sky Atlantic and in the U.S. on Cinemax.
Watch this space for more updates on 'Gangs of London'.
Where to watch
Catch the series on AMC as it releases first three episodes on October 1 and then one episode per week.
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