“Raid” Director’s “Gangs” Casts Its Leads

Raid Directors Gangs Casts Its Leads

Joe Cole (“Peaky Blinders”) and Sope Dirisu (“Humans”) are to star in Sky and Cinemax’s new drama series “Gangs of London” which comes from an idea by “The Raid” director Gareth Evans and his cinematographer Matt Flannery.

The story is set in contemporary London as it is being torn apart by power struggles involving several international gangs. When the head of one criminal gang is assassinated, the power vacuum threatens the fragile peace between the other underworld organizations.

Lucian Msamati, Mark Lewis Jones, Michelle Fairley, Narges Rashidi, Jing Lusi, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Brian Vernel, Orli Shuka, Richard Harrington, Jude Akuwidike and Emmett J Scanlan co-star.

Evans will direct the majority of the series while Corin Hardy (“The Nun”) will helm three and Xavier Gens (“Hitman”) directs two. Hugh Warren (“Hard Sun”) will produce while Thomas Benski, Lucas Ochoa, Jane Featherstone and Gabriel Silver executive produce.

Source: Deadline