Gangs of London 2 – Filming begins and new cast revealed

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It’s been some time since Sky Studios announced a second season for Gangs of London, but they have confirmed filming is underway.

In fact, production began three weeks ago on the second run of the Sky Atlantic/NOW show, which was Sky’s biggest original drama launch in five years, beating Chernobyl and Save Me.

Sky have revealed some details to set the scene for series 2: Set one year after the tumultuous events of series one, Gangs of London series two charts London’s map and soul being redrawn. Since the collapse of the Wallace Dumani empire, order is lacking, and the energy and chaos of a gold rush threatens the city with gangland anarchy.

The Investors are viewing the city as a place of ruin and decide enough is enough. Licensing a new gang to restore stability, drama instead ensues. These brutal enforcers bring a new kind of authority, coldly designed to terrorise the other gangs into submission. Anyone doing business in the city must now go through them, and our gangs must decide where their loyalties lie if they are to survive. Who will win the battle for the soul of London?

New Cast members

Waleed Zuaiter, Jasmine Armando, Salem Kali, Aymen Hamdouchi, Fady Elsayed

Gangs of London already boats an impressive cast, including Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones), Pippa Bennett-Warner (Harlots) and Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You).  Joining them are Waleed Zuaiter (Baghdad Central, The Spy), French rapper Jasmine Armando in her first TV role, Salem Kali (Un Prophete, Dealer), Aymen Hamdouchi (SAS: Red Notice, Criminal: UK) and Fady El-Sayed (Class, Baghdad Central, A Private War).

Tom Butterworth is the lead writer for the new series, joined in writers’ room by Lauren Sequeira, Danusia Samal, Rowan Athale, Meg Salter and Elliot Warren. Corin Hardy will direct four episodes, with Marcela Said and Nima Nourizadeh directing two episodes each.

Gangs of London is created by Gareth Evans and his creative partner Matt Flannery. As well as on Sky Atlantic, it’s shown stateside on AMC+ as well as across Europe, Latin America, Australia, Japan and most recently in China. The series is produced by Pulse Films in association with SISTER, for Sky Studios and AMC Networks.

The new series expected to air sometime in 2022. As ever, CultBox will keep you posted.