Sky has announced that the new crime series Gangs of London will be released on 23 April and if that wasn’t exciting enough – all the episodes will be available.
Directed by Gareth Evans (The Raid), Corin Hardy and Xavier Gens, the eagerly anticipated gangland thriller features an ensemble cast – including the likes of Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders), Colm Meaney (Star Trek, Hell on Wheels, Layer Cake) and Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones, Suits).
The nine-part original drama, which is a co-production with Cinemax, is billed by Sky as an ‘ambitious, visceral, action-packed thriller’ with family themes at its core.
In the synopsis, Sky wrote: “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) 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.”
It continues: “With rivals everywhere, it’s up to the impulsive Sean Wallace (Joe Cole), with the help of the Dumani family headed by Ed Dumani (Lucian Msamati), 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), 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.”
So now we’re on countdown (which could drag) to 23 April when every episode of the series will be available to stream on Sky Atlantic and later on NOW TV.