Crime Drama 'Gangs of London' to Air on AMC in April

Joe Cole in "Gangs of London" (Photo: AMC)

Joe Cole as Sean Wallace - Gangs of London _ Season 1 - Photo Credit: AMC/SKY

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Mark your calendars: The popular British crime drama Gangs of London will officially air in the U.S. on AMC this spring. 

The ten-part series is currently available to American viewers viewer the network's AMC+ premium streaming platform, but this will mark its first linear broadcast. The show follows the story of a city that's being torn apart by the turbulent power struggles of the international gangs that control it when the head of London's most powerful crime family is assassinated.

Gangs of London was the biggest Sky Original drama launch in the past five years, and its buzzy, cinematic style and gritty storylines won raves from both critics and fans. Peaky Blinders' Joe Cole leads an ensemble cast that includes Hell on Wheels' Colm MeaneyHumans' Sope DirisuGame of Thrones' Michelle Fairley, Harlots' Pippa Bennett-Warner, and more. 

For two decades, Finn Wallace ran the criminal world of London and billions of pounds moved through his organization. But now he's dead, and no one knows who ordered the hit. As rival gangs begin to battle for the chance to fill in the vacuum he left behind, it's up to his impulsive son Sean Wallace to prove he's ready to take his father's place. And the one man who might be able to help him do it is Elliot Finch, a lowlife chancer with a mysterious interest in the Wallace family, who now finds himself a key part of the inner workings of the biggest criminal organization in London. The story doesn't end with the Wallaces though - there are shadowy other powers at play, as well. 

Watch the AMC+ trailer for the series for yourselves.

Gangs of London will premiere on AMC on Sunday, April 4. The series has already been renewed for a second season, announced prior to its premiere on AMC+.

Will you be giving Gangs of London a look? Let us know in the comments.


Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

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