Sky Atlantic Releases Trailer For Epic New Drama ‘Gangs Of London’ Starring Joe Cole, Sope Dirisu, Colm Meaney, Lucian Msamati & Michelle Farley
Sky Atlantic has today released the first look trailer of its new visceral, action-packed thriller, ‘Gangs of London‘, which takes audiences on an immersive journey into the hidden heart of the capital. Created by visionary award-winning filmmaker of ‘The Raid’ film franchise, the series stars a multi-talented ensemble cast including Sope Dirisu, Joe Cole, Colm Meaney, Lucian Msamati and Michelle Farley.
Set in the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic and multicultural cities, Gangs of London tells the story of a city being torn apart by the turbulent power struggles of the international gangs that control it and the sudden power vacuum that’s created when the head of London’s most powerful crime family is assassinated. For 20 years, Finn Wallace (Colm Meaney – ‘Star Trek: TNG’, ‘Hell on Wheels’) was the most powerful criminal in London. Billions of pounds flowed through his organisation each year. But now he’s dead – and nobody knows who ordered the hit.
With rivals everywhere, it’s up to the impulsive Sean Wallace (Joe Cole – ‘Peaky Blinders’), with the help of the Dumani family headed by Ed Dumani (Lucian Msamati – ‘Game of Thrones’) to take his father’s place. if the situation wasn’t already dangerous enough, Sean’s assumption of power causes ripples in the world of international crime. Perhaps the one man who might be able to help him and be his ally is Elliot Finch (Sope Dirsu – ‘The Halcyon’), who up until now, has been one of life’s losers, a lowlife chancer with a mysterious interest in the Wallace family. But as the wind of fate blows, Elliot finds himself transported to the inner workings of the largest criminal organisation in London.
‘Gangs of London’ was created Gareth Evans, award-winning filmmaker of ‘The Raid’ film franchise, alongside his creative partner Matt Flannery and executive produced by Thomas Benski and Lucas Ochoa for Pulse Films and Jane Featherstone for Sister. This epic saga, with family at its heart is unlike anything seen on TV before, as Gareth’s unique brand of cinematic action explodes on to the small screen for the first time.
The series was commissioned in partnership with Cinemax by Zai Bennett, Sky’s Managing Director of Content and Cameron Roach, Sky Studios Director of Drama, with Sky Studios Gabriel Silver as the commissioning editor. It is produced by Pulse Films in association with Sister. Executive producers include Thomas Benski and Lucas Ochoa for Pulse Films alongside Jane Featherstone for Sister. The series is directed by Gareth Evans, Corin Hardy and Xavier Gens.
The nine-part drama ‘Gangs of London‘ will launch on Sky Atlantic and TV streaming service NOW TV later this year.
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