Sky has announced that the drama series Gangs of London will be returning for a second season, with filming planned to take place next year, and an air date scheduled for 2022. At present, no specific details have been revealed regarding the second season, nor has it been confirmed whether series directors Corin Hardy and Xavier Gens would be back, or in what capacity creators Gareth Evans and Matt Flannery will be returning. It is worth mentioning however that all of them have said they would be interested in coming back should Gangs of London continue past the first season.
The announcement of the show's return also came with a statement via Zai Bennett, Sky UK's Managing Director of Content, who said "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. 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 is a British crime drama series that follows the struggles between rival gangs and other criminal organizations in present-day London. Comprised of nine episodes, which aired in the UK back in April on Sky Atlantic, Gangs of London is set in the heart of London, and tells the story of the 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.
The series stars Peaky Blinders and A Prayer Before Dawn actor Joe Cole as Sean Wallace, the oldest son of Finn and Marian Wallace and heir to the criminal empire. Games of Thrones alumni Michelle Fairley stars as Marian Wallace, the wife of Finn Wallace. Making up the rest of the cast is Humans star Sope Dirisu as Elliot Finch, an enforcer for the Wallaces, His Dark Materials' Lucian Msamati, Chernobyl star Mark Lewis Jones, Under The Shadow's Narges Rashidi, Brassic star Parth Thakerar, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's Valene Kane, Beasts of No Nation star Jude Akuwudike, and Colm Meaney as Finn Wallace, the crime boss who's assassination kicks the story off.
Gangs of London is co-created by Gareth Evans, the director well-known for his critically acclaimed The Raid movie series. The show has been a huge success, with Gangs of London now the biggest original drama launch for Sky Atlantic of the past five years.