Gangs of London has received a major boost ahead of season two after a host of new names joined the acclaimed Sky drama.
The crime drama also announced today that filming is underway on the second run of the Sky series, which first arrived in 2020.
There is, however, no news on the potential return of Joe Cole’s character Sean Wallace.
Other stars of the first series of Gangs of London are definitely set to return, with the likes of Game of Thrones’ Michelle Fairley, Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù, Michelle Fairley, Brian Vernel and Pippa Bennett-Warner joined by new stars for season two.
Newcomers include Baghdad Central’s Waleed Zuaiter and 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 (Baghdad Central, A Private War) have also joined the cast.
Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù will return as Elliott Finch in Gangs of London season 2 (Picture: Sky UK)
Actor Joe is not mentioned in the new release, with fans still waiting anxiously to see whether his character Sean will feature in upcoming episodes following the cliffhanger ending in season one.
The second season will be set a year after the events of the first season. It picks up following the collapse of the Wallace Dumani empire, where ‘order is lacking, and the energy and chaos of a gold rush threatens the city with gangland anarchy.
The synopsis reads: ‘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.
Will Joe Cole return in season two? (Picture: Sky)
‘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?’
Gabriel Silver, who is Director of Commissioning for Drama at 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.’
It was previously revealed that Lupin and Narcos Mexico director Marcela Said as well as Little America filmmaker Nima Nourizadeh are on board for season two.
A release date for Gangs of London is yet to be announced.
Credit: Original article published here.