Gangs of London

BBC releases first-look images of Joe Cole-led real time thriller Nightsleeper

Joe Cole as Joe Roag looks out of a train carriage while on the phone, looking stressed

Over six episodes, the show follows two people trying to foil the hacking of an overnight train from Glasgow to London in real time. The pair have never met, and will need to overcome mutual distrust to work together, not least because one of them is trapped on the train.

In conversation with Zai Bennett

Watch our in conversation event with Sky UK & Ireland’s Managing Director of Content, Zai Bennett.

Zai talks to TV and radio broadcaster Nikki Bedi about his extraordinary career and how he oversees Sky’s award-winning slate of original programming such as Chernobyl, Gangs of London and I Hate Suzie, as well as their US content, including recent big hitters The Last of Us and Succession.

Trailer released for second series of Sky drama Gangs of London

Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù as Elliot in Gangs of London (credit: Sky)

Created by Gareth Evans and Matt Flannery, the drama's second series picks up one year after the death of Sean Wallace. The map and soul of the city have been redrawn after the violent reckonings of series one, with the surviving Wallaces scattered, the Dumanis broken and estranged, and Elliot now being forced to work for the investors.

Filming commences on second series of Gangs of London with new cast line up

(credit: Sky)

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).

Sky announces director line-up for new series of Gangs of London

Colin Hardy, director of four episodes in series one, will return to lead direct and executive produce series two, as well as directing four further episodes. 

Marcela Said (Narcos Mexico) and Nima Nourizadeh (Little America) will direct two episodes each.

Hardy said: “Helping Gareth and the team bring the first series of Gangs of London kicking, screaming and exploding to life was an invigorating high-dive into the world of cinematic television.

Sky and HBO commission new comic horror series The Baby

Co-created by debut screenwriter Siân Robins-Grace (Sex Education) and Lucy Gaymer (Production Manager for Gangs of London), The Baby is a darkly funny delve into the depths of motherhood.

When a baby is thrust upon unsuspecting 38-year-old Natasha, she is forced to give up her comfortable life of freedom and indulgence to be at their beck and call.

Far from your average case of parental compromise, the baby possesses such manipulative and violent powers that Natasha’s life spirals out of control.

Gangs of London to return for a second series

Created by Gareth Evans and Matt Flannery, the first series followed the lives of the Wallace and Dumani families into London’s criminal underworld.

Following the death of gang leader Finn Wallace (Colm Meaney), his son Sean (Joe Cole) takes over the reins of the most powerful crime family in London as he seeks revenge on his father's unknown assassin.

First look at Sky original Gangs of London

Creator Gareth Evans (of The Raid franchise) will bring his trademark cinematic action to the small screen in this gang feud saga set in modern, multicultural London.

The series features Joe Cole of Peaky Blinders, trading in his Shelby colours for those of the Wallace family. As Sean Wallace, he takes over the reins of the most powerful crime family in London after patriarch Finn Wallace (Colm Meaney) is killed by an unknown assassin.