Sky Drops Trailer For New Crime Series Gangs Of London
WARNING: CONTAINS VIOLENT SCENES
Directed by Gareth Evans (The Raid), Corin Hardy and Xavier Gens, the new gangland thriller features an ensemble cast - including the likes of Peaky Blinders' Joe Cole, who's trading the mean streets of 20th-century Birmingham for London's contemporary criminal underworld.
Cole will also star alongside Sope Dirisu (Humans), Colm Meaney (Star Trek, Hell on Wheels, Layer Cake), Lucian MsaMati (His Dark Materials, Black Earth Rising, Kiri), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones, Suits), Paapa Essiedu (Press, Kiri) and Pippa Bennett-Warner (MatherFatherSon, Harlots, Sick Note).
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.
According to the synopsis, the series will follow the aftermath of the assassination of Finn Wallace (Colm Meaney), the head of a criminal organisation.
His death creates something of a power vacuum on the streets of a 'Gotham-like' London, threatening the fragile peace between the web of gangs that operate in the area.
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In turn, the 'volatile and impulsive' Sean Wallace (Joe Cole) must restore control and find those responsible for killing his father.
A Sky press release for the 'epic saga' said: "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.
"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."
With TV press already dubbing the series a 'modern-day Peaky Blinders', it looks like we can expect big things when it lands.
Gangs of London will be available to watch on Sky Atlantic and Now TV later this year.
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