'Gangs of London' Season 2 to Premiere on AMC+ in November

Michelle Fairley in "Gangs of London" (Photo: AMC+)

The critically acclaimed first series became the biggest Sky Original drama launch on Sky Atlantic of the past five years. Set one year after the tumultuous events of series one, Gangs of London series two charts London’s map and soul being redrawn. Since the collapse of the Wallace Dumani empire, order is lacking, and the energy and chaos of a gold rush threatens the city with gangland anarchy. The Investors are viewing the city as a place of ruin and decide to intervene. Licensing a new gang to restore stability, drama instead ensues. This brutal enforcer brings a new kind of authority, coldly designed to terrorise the other gangs into submission. Anyone doing business in the city must now go through them, and our gangs must decide where their loyalties lie if they are to survive. Who will win the battle for the soul of London?

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Sprawling, uber-violent drama Gangs of London is finally set to return for a second season on AMC+, over two years after it first premiered. Though no specific air date has been announced officially yet, we know that Season 2 will debut in November of this year. Loosely based on the 2006 video game of the same name, the series explores how various international criminal organizations within London fight amongst themselves for power and control. The first season focused on the fallout from a high-profile gang assassination, depicting the rush to fill the power vacuum left behind by Finn Wallace, the investigation into who ordered the hit, and the impact of his death on the crime family he once headed.

The show currently stands as one of AMC+'s most successful series to date, and expectations for its second are similarly high, particularly given the reports that Season 2 is "bigger and better and more bloody, and more exciting than ever before." As the second season begins, a darker and more turbulent era for the London underworld looks set to start. A year has passed since the brutal events that concluded the first season (which included the death of a significant character), and the gangland map of the city has been redrawn.

The surviving Wallaces are scattered, the Dumanis estranged, and Elliot Finch (Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù), the now ex-undercover cop who infiltrated the Wallace family, is now forced to work for the Investors, one of the many (seemingly endless) criminal works working on the shadier side of London's streets. But as the Investors look down on a city sliding into chaos, they decide enough is enough and bring in reinforcements to restore control. Old favorites and new players fight against the new order, forcing sworn enemies to work together and family members to betray each other. Who will win the battle for the city's soul?

The waiting game is almost over. #GangsOfLondon season 2 will premiere THIS NOVEMBER on @AMC_TV and @AMCPlus. pic.twitter.com/ACKV8zxkiI

— Gangs Of London (@gangsoflondon) August 10, 2022

Cast members returning alongside Dìrísù include Paapa Essiedu (Anne Boleyn), Lucian Msamati (Game of Thrones), Michelle Fairley (The White Princess), Orli Shuka (Save Me), Pippa Bennett-Warner (Sick Note), Brian Vernel (The Last Kingdom), Narges Rashidi (Under the Shadow), Asif Raza (Khalish), and Valene Kane (The Fall). New faces include Waleed Zuaiter (The Spy), Fady El-Sayed (A Private War), Salem Kali (Dealer), Aymen Hamdouchi (Criminal: UK), and newcomer French rapper Jasmine Armando.

Though the series will initially debut on AMC+, there's every reason to believe it will also eventually be broadcast linearly, much as Season 1 was. Though, if the past is prologue, that will likely not occur for several months after its streaming premiere. 

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.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality, and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast, and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Threads or Blue Sky at @LacyMB. 

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