Sky Atlantic’s crime drama TV series, Gangs of London, brought violence, corruption, and power struggles to our screens with its debut season in 2020. Set in, you guessed it, London, season 1 saw international rival gangs battling it out as the man at the top, Finn Wallace, was taken out. With the whole system thrown into chaos and a battle for order pitting big players against each other, the show took viewers through a tumultuous and bloody thrill ride.
With viewing figures that catapulted it to the top of the rankings for Sky Originals content, it’s no surprise that we can look forward to a second season of this hit show. Loosely based on the video game of the same name, Gangs of London was almost turned into a film but was instead transformed for TV by award-winning filmmaker Gareth Evans.
While we await its return and wonder what’s next, we’ve put together everything we know so far about the new episodes, from the Gangs of London season 2 release date, to the cast, to where the show will lead viewers.
Gangs of London season 2 release date speculation
Gangs of London season 2 will storm back onto our screens in 2022 but, as far as a specific date, we don’t have one to share with you just yet.
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We do know that the cast and crew were back in production in June 2021, and with a ten day halt to filming due to, you guessed it, a pandemic-related issue, the crew have been back at it to bring gang rivalry back to our screens.
Gangs of London season 2 cast
There was a tumultuous ending to season 1 that left the fate of some of Gangs of London’s main players, markedly one, up in the air. More on that later. We do have some of the names that we can look forward to welcoming back, including star of the show Sope Dirisu as Elliot Finch.
Gangs of London season 2 cast:
- Sope Dirisu as Elliot Finch
- Michelle Fairley as Marian Wallace
- Brian Vernel as Billy Wallace
- Pippa Bennett-Warner as Shannon Dumani
- Lucian Msamati as Ed Dumani
- Paapa Essiedu as Alexander Dumani
- Valene Kane as Jacqueline Robinson
- Orli Shuk as Luan Dushaj
- Narges Rashidi as Lale
- Asif Raza as Asif
- Waleed Zuaiter (Baghdad Central)
- Salem Kali (Dealer)
- Fady El-Sayed (A Private War)
- Aymen Hamdouchi (SAS: Red Notice)
- Jasmine Armando (French rapper)
The fate of Sean Wallace (Joe Cole) hangs in the balance with no word from the set on whether he’ll be returning after the cliffhanger finale. And, whilst it’s clear that Finn Wallace (Colm Meaney) was killed off early doors, he may continue to appear in the show as he did in flashbacks during season 1.
Gangs of London season 2 plot speculation
Gangs of London season 1 finished up with a lot of open-ended affairs. As mentioned, the fate of Sean Wallace has been left unclear. He was shot in the head and declared dead by the police, which feels pretty final… but is it truly the end for him?
This also left viewers wondering who Elliot Finch is really working for? His police cover was blown, but yet he ended up shooting Sean on behalf of The Investors and let Alex Dumani escape. So, what’s next for Elliot and the Dumanis?
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In an interview with Screen Rant, co-director Corin Hardy spoke about what viewers can expect in season 2. “When I was editing the last episode, I was also imagining if there was going to be a season 2. What could happen? Who’s still alive? What could these fragmented relationships lead to, and what predicaments could they face? I dreamed quite big with more crazy action sequences,” he explained.
“Yes, there’s some things in season 2 that I’ve been looking to find a way into a project. And I’m pleased to say they’re in season 2, and it’s utter carnage.”
We’ll definitely take more carnage from Gangs of London season 2, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated on everything we know about the new season as and when we hear.
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