The inner workings of the largest criminal organisation in London are set to be unearthed again as Sky announces series two of its record-breaking Sky Original drama, Gangs of London. The series has been praised for its contemporary take on the gangster genre and cinematic fight sequences. The Times described it as an “outrageously thrilling drama…from rare talent”. Fans and TV critics have also drawn parallels with Game of Thrones for its visceral action, family saga and shades-of-grey morality; NME said it’s… “Game of Thrones, but without the dragons”.
The first series is the biggest Sky Original drama launch on Sky Atlantic of the past five years with a 7-day cumulative audience of over 2.23m* viewers for the opening episode overtaking other smash-hit Sky Originals including Chernobyl and Save Me. Gangs of London is also Sky’s most binged premiere boxset this year with just under a million choosing to watch to the ninth and final episode of the series within two weeks and has had over 16.6m downloads across the series so far.
Gangs of London was created by visionary award-winning filmmaker of The Raid film franchise, Gareth Evans and his creative partner Matt Flannery. The series is produced by Pulse Films in association with SISTER for Sky Studios, filming on Series two is planned for next year, with the series returning in 2022.
In the meantime, the drama is set to explode on to screens around the world as AMC has picked up rights for series one of the smash hit in the US and will also join as a co-producer for Series two.
Viewers in the US will be able to watch Gangs of London Series one this autumn on AMC, with the show also scheduled to air on Sky in Germany and Italy this summer.
Zai Bennett, Sky UK’s Managing Director of Content, said: “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. 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.”