According to Deadline, AMC will join Sky in airing Gangs of London, in order to bring it to the U.S. for it’s sophomore season. The series was originally commissioned by Sky and Cinemax in 2017 and was a rather big hit for the British broadcasting service.
“Gangs of London is a cinematic thrill ride that set screens ablaze with a stellar cast, elevated drama and epic storylines, and we couldn’t be more excited to raise the pulse of our audiences with this explosive crime series,” President of Original Programming for AMC and Co-President of AMC Studios, Dan McDermott said via Deadline. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to partner with Sky Studios, Pulse Films and Sister to continue to push the boundaries on a bold new season of the series.”
The drama series tells a story of the power struggle between gangs and crime organizations, all surrounding the power of a powerful crime family in London. The series stars Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders) as Sean Wallace, Sope Dirisu (Humans) as Elliot Finch, Colm Meaney (Star Trek) as Finn Wallace, Lucian Msamati (His Dark Materials) as Ed Dumani, Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones), Paapa Essiedu (Press) and Pippa Bennett-Warner (Harlots) as Shannon Dumani. The series was created by Gareth Evans (The Raid)
Due to HBO Max launching earlier this year, HBO Cinemax announced their decision to let go of commissioning for the series. Since then AMC has become co-producer for the second season; along with Pulse Films in association with Chernobyl producer Sister. There is no word on a release date for season 2.