The last couple of collaborations between HBO and Sky have been top notch quality – we’re looking at you ‘Chernobyl’ – so you know that when one of their new series is described as a ‘modern day Peaky Blinders’ and the director of ‘The Raid’ Gareth Evans is at the helm, then it’s probably time to get excited.
Featured Image VIA
‘Gangs Of London’ tells the story of a London crime family and the turmoil that ensues both in London and internationally following the assassination of the head of the family. Joe Cole from ‘Peaky Blinders’ (John Shelby) plays the lead role and you can take a look at the first trailer and press release below that:
For 20 years, Finn Wallace (Colm Meaney) was the most powerful criminal in London. Billions of pounds flowed through his organisation each year. But now he’s dead – and nobody knows who ordered the hit.
“With rivals everywhere, it’s up to the impulsive Sean Wallace (Joe Cole), with the help of the Dumani family headed by Ed Dumani (Lucian Msamati) to take his father’s place. If the situation wasn’t already dangerous enough, Sean’s assumption of power causes ripples in the world of international crime.
Perhaps the one man who might be able to help him and be his ally is Elliot Finch (SopeDirsu), who up until now, has been one of life’s losers, a lowlife chancer with a mysterious interest in the Wallace family.
But as the wind of fate blows, Elliot finds himself transported to the inner workings of the largest criminal organisation in London.
Hmmm not sure about that really. It looks like it’s trying to be really hard and epic and gritty, but then those ridiculous fight scenes – to be fair a Gareth Evans trademark – kinda take the gloss off that a bit and make it seem a bit cartoony? Hopefully they get the balance right and it pays off, I reckon I’ll probably tune in when it’s shown on HBO and Sky Atlantic some time later this year.
For more of the same, check out the first plot details for Peaky Blinders season six. Sounds tasty.