Sky announced that filming is underway on the second series of Sky Original drama “Gangs of London,” with a new cast line up joining the multi-talented ensemble from series one. The global hit series, which began production over three weeks ago, is created by Pulse Films in association with Sister for Sky Studios and AMC Networks.
Joining the cast of series one, which include Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù, Michelle Fairley, Brian Vernel, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Lucian Msamati, Paapa Essiedu, Valene Kane, Orli Shuk, Narges Rashidi and Asif Raza, are Waleed Zuaiter, French rapper Jasmine Armando (in her first TV role), Salem Kali, Aymen Hamdouchi, and Fady El-Sayed.
“Gangs of London” is created by Gareth Evans and his partner Matt Flannery. The critically acclaimed first series became the biggest Sky Original drama launch on Sky Atlantic of the past five years. In the United States, the series debuted on AMC+, helping to launch the new streaming platform and quickly becoming one of its most watched series. The series premiered on AMC’s linear channel in April. Internationally, “Gangs of London” launched successfully across Europe, Latin America, Australia, Japan, and most recently in China.
Set one year after the tumultuous events of series one, the second season of “Gangs of London” charts London’s map and soul being redrawn. Since the collapse of the Wallace Dumani empire, order is lacking, and the energy and chaos of a gold rush threatens the city with gangland anarchy.
“With such a stellar creative team at the helm, who’ve masterminded a brilliantly woven story for its incredible cast, I’m delighted that ‘Gangs of London’ has begun shooting on the second series. Delivering its trademark action and peerlessly visceral fight sequences, it will definitely be worth the wait. ‘Gangs of London’ is a record-breaking critical success and a great example of Sky's commitment to innovation and bring viewers the very best cinematic storytelling,” said Gabriel Silver, Director of Commissioning, Drama at Sky Studios.
Dan McDermott, President of Original Programming for AMC Networks and President of AMC Studios, added: “We welcome these incredible new cast members aboard the knuckle-gripping ride that is ‘Gangs of London’. Season one was an overwhelming success and now a critical darling in the United States. We look forward to continuing this breathtaking adventure alongside our partners at Sky Studios, Pulse Films and Sister”.
Lastly, Thomas Benski, CEO of Pulse Films, added: “One of the defining elements that propelled ‘Gangs of London’s’ record-breaking success on series one was undeniably its magnificent cast, made up of a dazzling, multicultural mix of new and award-winning established talent who captivated audiences around the world and brought to life characters that fans have become deeply passionate about. Collaborating once again with our brilliant casting director Kelly Hendry, and as production on series two officially kicks off, we are thrilled to introduce new and exciting additions to the world of ‘Gangs of London,’ while welcoming back fan favourites from series one”.
The second series of “Gangs of London” will air on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW in the UK and Ireland and will be available in all Sky markets. In the United States, the series will return to AMC and AMC+, AMC Networks’ premium streaming bundle. NBCUniversal Global Distribution and Pulse Films will share further international licensing rights for the show.
'Gangs of London' is a record-breaking critical success and a great example of Sky's commitment to innovation and bring viewers the very best cinematic storytelling” Gabriel Silver Director of Commissioning, Drama at Sky Studios