Gangs of London has been a hit for Sky Atlantic…
It’s been confirmed that Sky Atlantic has renewed its violent crime drama series, Gangs of London, for season 2. The show, created by The Raid director Gareth Evans, was a legit hit, and initially notched up a seven-day cumulative audience of 2.23 million, coming in behind Fortitude as the second-biggest original drama launch of all time for Atlantic. AMC will partner with Sky for the sophomore season, filming in 2021.
“Not only is Gangs of London Sky’s most binged premiere box-set this year, it’s the biggest original drama launch on Sky Atlantic of the past five years. It’s dark, dangerous and we are thrilled it is coming back for a second series”, said Zai Bennett, Sky UK’s Managing Director of Content. “We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome AMC to our gang for series two alongside the teams at Pulse Films, Sister and Sky Studios. Will the Wallace family rise again, will the Dumanis remain loyal to their new allies and who is Elliot really working for? All these questions and more will be waiting for Sky viewers when Gangs of London returns to screens in 2022.”
Thomas Benski, CEO and Founder of Pulse Films, added: “The overwhelming reaction and record-breaking success in the UK of the first season of Gangs of London has been phenomenal, and we are thrilled to continue this epic journey with such riveting characters for season two with our amazing cast, crew and partners. We look forward to teaming up again with our friends at Sky and to welcoming AMC on board as our US broadcast partner. AMC is the perfect home for our show, and we cannot wait for audiences stateside to experience series one this Autumn.”
Evans had publicly revealed that he was keen to do more Gangs of London back in May after the first season was released.
“That was the thing that blew my mind, it was seeing people staying up until 1am watching online,” Evans said about the show’s launch. “I woke up the next morning and people were on episode six. It was like, “Wow!” For people to be that gripped is insane.”
He added “There’s room for it. Without giving too much away, we definitely end the season on a note where people will be wanting more and asking what is happening next. I’m treading carefully! It’s sort of a cliff-hanger but as most things it’s a story that takes on a lot of different aspects, there’s a lot of different characters in there, a lot of vested interests, there’s a lot of stray threats trailing in the wind ready to be picked up again.”
More on season 2 as it breaks.