Gangs of London season two is one of the most highly anticipated Sky Original drama series this year, and we finally have a release date for it – the show will air on Sky TV and streaming service NOW in the UK from the 20th October 2022.
A critically acclaimed hit for the satellite broadcaster, the dark and moody thriller set in the British capital became the biggest launch on Sky Atlantic for five years when it arrived on our screens in April 2020. Centred around warring families in the criminal underworld, the show is directed by Gareth Evans, best known to film fans for the Raid movies.
The show won armies of fans for its gripping storylines and shocking and at times violent twists and turns that continued to keep audiences guessing throughout the run.
According to Sky: “Series 2 of Gangs of London will see our old favourites and new players fight back against the new order, forcing sworn enemies to work together and family members to betray each other. Full of twists, turns and exhilarating, cinematic action sequences, the series will introduce us to new characters and unexpected leaders will emerge.”
The official synopsis for the second season explains what will happen next: “One year after the death of Sean Wallace and the violent reckonings of series one, the map and soul of London has been redrawn. The surviving Wallaces are scattered, the Dumanis broken and estranged, and ex-undercover cop Elliot is now being forced to work for the investors. To restore order, the investors have aligned behind heroin baron Asif Afridi and together they have installed a new ruling force in London in the form of brutal gang leader – Koba. His vision for the criminal landscape is a dictatorship, a world in which old school gangster codes don’t exist and in which he holds a complete monopoly over London’s drug trade. But this monopoly can’t last forever. The gangs are fighting back – who will win the battle for the soul of London?”
The second season of Gangs of London will see the return of many of the favourite actors from the first run including Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù, Paapa Essiedu, Lucian Msamati, Michelle Fairley, Orli Shuka, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Brian Vernel, Narges Rashidi, Asif Raza and Valene Kane.
But there will also be new faces joing the cast for the second series, including Waleed Zuaiter (Baghdad Central, The Spy) as Koba, French rapper Jasmine Armando in her first TV role as Saba, Fady El-Sayed (Baghdad Central, A Private War) as Faz, Salem Kali (Un Prophete, Dealer) as Basem and Aymen Hamdouchi (SAS: Red Notice, Criminal: UK) as Hakim.