Hit Drama 'Gangs of London' Will Come to America on AMC

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In the wake of the show's Season 2 renewal, cable network AMC announced that it will bring hit Sky crime drama Gangs of London to America later this year. 

The ten-part series tells the story of a city that's being torn apart by the turbulent power struggles of the international gangs that control it and the power vacuum that's created when the head of London's most powerful crime family is assassinated. The series is the biggest Sky Original drama launch on Sky Atlantic in the past five years and its buzzy, cinematic style and gritty storylines won raves from both critics and fans.  it was its biggest premiere streaming series this year and the biggest original drama launch on Sky Atlantic in the past five years.

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. 

Peaky Blinders' Joe Cole leads an ensemble cast that includes Hell on Wheels' Colm MeaneyHumans' Sope Dirisu, Game of Thrones' Michelle FairleyHarlots' Pippa Bennett-Warner and more. 

Watch the trailer for the series' first season below. 

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,” said Dan McDermott, President of Original Programming for AMC and Co-President of AMC Studios, said in a statement. “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.”

There's no airdate for the Season 1 premiere in the States as yet, but we're all assuming we'll see it later this year. The show is slated to return for Season 2 in 2022. 

Are you looking forward to seeing Gangs of London? Let's discuss 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.

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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