Figures as much that actor Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù would now be the face of the new hit crime series, Gangs Of London, following its explosive premiere a few years ago. Recent teasers and announcements have otherwise hinted at the departure of the key season, one lead played by Joe Cole, and with Dìrísù at the forefront, it looks like things are about to get even more interesting… And by that, I mean brutally and punishingly violent!
One year after the death of Sean Wallace and the violent reckonings of series one, the map and soul of London has been redrawn. The surviving Wallaces are scattered, the Dumanis broken and estranged, and ex-undercover cop Elliot is now being forced to work for the investors. To restore order, the investors have aligned behind heroin baron Asif Afridi and together they have installed a new ruling force in London in the form of brutal gang leader – Koba. His vision for the criminal landscape is a dictatorship, a world in which old school gangster codes don’t exist and in which he holds a complete monopoly over London’s drug trade. But this monopoly can’t last forever. The gangs are fighting back – who will win the battle for the soul of London?
Series 2 of Gangs of London will see our old favourites and new players fight back against the new order, forcing sworn enemies to work together and family members to betray each other. Full of twists, turns and exhilarating, cinematic action sequences, the series will introduce us to new characters and unexpected leaders will emerge.
Also returning to the series are Paapa Essiedu, Lucian Msamati, Michelle Fairley, Orli Shuka, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Brian Vernel, Narges Rashidi, Asif Raza and Valene Kane, with Waleed Zuaiter, French rapper Jasmine Armando, Fady El-Sayed, Salem Kali. and Aymen Hamdouchi newly joining the roster.
Gangs Of London will premiere as a Sky Original on Sky Atlantic, and on streaming service NOW beginning October 20. The series will stream exclusively on AMC+ beginning November 17.
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