Sky has announced that filming is currently underway on the second series of Gangs of London.
Series two of the Sky and AMC co-production will see the stellar cast of Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù, Michelle Fairley, Brian Vernel, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Lucian Msamati, Paapa Essiedu, Valene Kane, Orli Shuka, Narges Rashidi and Asif Raza reprising their roles.
Joining the cast will be Waleed Zuaiter (Baghdad Central), French rapper Jasmine Armando in her debut television role, Salem Kali (Un Prophete), Aymen Hamdouchi (Criminal: UK) and Fady El-Sayed (A Private War).
Created by Gareth Evans and Matt Flannery, the new series is set to pick up a year after the events of series one, which saw the collapse of the Wallace Dumani empire. With disorder and chaos ruling supreme, a new gold rush threatens to wreak gangland anarchy in London, as the tumultuous city redraws its map and its soul.
The Investors license a new gang of brutal enforcers to reinstate stability. As they attempt to terrorise other gangs into submission, tensions worsen. Anyone doing business in the city must go through them. If they hope to survive, they must choose wisely where their loyalties lie.
Gabriel Silver Director of Commissioning, Drama, Sky Studios, said: “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.”
Gangs of London will air on Sky Atlantic and Now in the UK and Ireland.
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