Unless you’re in the U.S. with a means of bypassing Cinemax’s television broadcast domain for U.K. crime series, Gangs Of London, chances are you’re twittling your thumbs in about as much excitement as I am.
The series, which is led by Joe Cole and Sope Dirisu, has drawn significant buzz since its Sky debut in April with hopes for a second season, and all by celebrated action auteur Gareth Huw Evans and the company he’s kept on this show.
At present Dazzler Media is proudly flying the flag with a Blu-ray, DVD & Digital release beginning July 27. As the rest of the presser details: “…Fresh from stunning TV audiences, it will take viewers back for an immersive journey into the hidden heart of the capital, with brand new extras.”
Created by visionary, award-winning filmmakers, Gareth Evans and Matt Flannery of The Raid film franchise, the series stars a multi-talented ensemble cast including Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders), Sope Dirisu (Humans), Colm Meaney (Layer Cake), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones) and Lucian Msamati (His Dark Materials).
Set in the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic and multicultural cities, Gangs of London tells the story of a city 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 (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 (Cole), with the help of the Dumani family, to take his father’s place. If the situation wasn’t dangerous enough, Sean’s assumption of power causes ripples in the world of international crime.
Now, the one man who might be able to help him and become his ally is Elliot Finch (Dirisu) who, up until now, has been 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 circle of the largest criminal organisation in London.