Sky Renews Original Series ‘Gangs of London’ For Season 2
Sky has renewed their original series ‘Gangs of London‘ for Season 2 the UK broadcaster has announced.
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.
The first series is the biggest Sky Original drama launch on Sky Atlantic of the past five years with a 7-day cumulative audience of over 2.23m viewers for the opening episode overtaking other smash-hit Sky Originals including ‘Chernobyl’ and ‘Save Me’. ‘Gangs of London‘ is also Sky’s most binged premiere boxset this year with just under a million choosing to watch to the ninth and final episode of the series within two weeks and has had over 16.6m downloads across the series so far.
“Not only is Gangs of London Sky’s most binged premiere box-set this year, it’s the biggest original drama launch on Sky Atlantic of the past five years,” commented Zai Bennett, Sky UK’s Managing Director of Content. “It’s dark, dangerous and we are thrilled it is coming back for a second series. We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome AMC to our gang for Series two alongside the teams at Pulse Films, SISTER and Sky Studios. Will the Wallace family rise again, will the Dumanis remain loyal to their new allies and who is Elliot really working for? All these questions and more will be waiting for Sky viewers when Gangs of London returns to screens in 2022.”
Gangs of London was created by the visionary award-winning filmmaker of ‘The Raid’ film franchise, Gareth Evans and his creative partner Matt Flannery. The series is produced by Pulse Films in association with SISTER for Sky Studios, filming on Series two is planned for next year, with the series returning in 2022.
In the meantime, the drama is going global, as AMC has picked up rights for Season 1 in the US to air in the Fall, and will also join as a co-producer for Season 2. The show is also scheduled to air on Sky Germany and Sky Italia this summer.
“Gangs of London is a cinematic thrill ride that set screens ablaze with a stellar cast, elevated drama and epic storylines, and we couldn’t be more excited to raise the pulse of our audiences with this explosive crime series,” adds Dan McDermott, President of Original Programming for AMC and Co-President of AMC Studios. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to partner with Sky Studios, Pulse Films and SISTER to continue to push the boundaries on a bold new season of the series.”
Gangs of London Season 2 was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Sky UK’s Managing Director of Content and Cameron Roach, Director of Drama at Sky Studios, with Gabriel Silver as the Executive Producer for Sky Studios. Thomas Benski and Lucas Ochoa are the executive producers for Pulse Films alongside Jane Featherstone for SISTER. NBCUniversal Global Distribution and Pulse Films will share further international licensing rights for the show.
‘Gangs of London‘ Season 1 can be found now via Sky On Demand and NOW TV. Season 2 will air in 2022.
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