Gangs of London featurette: Go behind the scenes of Gareth Evan’s new action series
Sky Atlantic has released the featurette for The Raid director Gareth Evans’ upcoming crime drama series Gangs of London, giving us a behind-the-scenes look at the series’ characters and action scenes. Starring Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror-Hang the DJ) and Michelle Fairley (Games of Thrones), Gangs of London is scheduled to debut on April 23. Check out the video in the player below! (via IGN)
In addition, it has been revealed that Pulse Film had conducted a private screening and Zoom party last night for Gangs of London where it was attended by 261 people including Evans, directors Corin Hardy and Xavier Gens and some of the main cast led by Cole, Sope Dirisu and Lucian Msamati. The special screening event had also raised funds for UK’s Film and TV COVID-19 Emergency Relief fund which benefits freelancers affected by the pandemic.
“For a while I suppose I felt lucky to at least have finished the show in the nick of time, and duly accepted that we wouldn’t be able to mark the completion of all the incredible cast and crew group effort with some kind of celebration,” Hardy said in a statement (via Deadline). “And then Pulse Films producer Thomas Benski had an idea at the end of last week, to put on an (the first?) online ‘watch-a-long’ style screening, giving everyone involved the opportunity to witness the fruits of their labor ‘together’. It was surreal, it was joyous and it was unique to the times we are all in.”
“It was crucial for me that we felt connected in this moment, to mark the release of a show that we all worked so hard on and to raise money for those most affected in our industry,” Pulse’s Thomas Benski said.
In Gangs of London series, When the head of a criminal organization, Finn Wallace is assassinated, the sudden power vacuum his death creates threatens the fragile peace between the intricate web of gangs operating on the streets of the city. Now it’s up to the grieving, volatile and impulsive Sean Wallace to restore control and find those responsible for killing his father.
The British-American series stars Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror-Hang the DJ) as Sean Wallace, Michelle Fairley (Games of Thrones), Colm Meaney (Star Trek) as Finn Wallace, Sope Dirisu (The Huntsman: Winter’s War), and Lucian Msamati (Doctor Who, Taboo).
Gangs of London is created by Gareth Evans (The Raid), who directed five episodes with Corin Hardy and Xavier Gens also directing several episodes of the series. It is executive produced by Pulse Films’ Thomas Benski and Lucas Ochoa along with Sister Pictures’ Jane Featherstone and Sky Studios’ Gabriel Silver. Hugh Warren will also as a producer.
The series will debut in the UK on Sky Atlantic and in the US on Cinemax.