It’s been a long two-year wait for those who were engrossed by the generous helping of violence and intrigue served up by its first season, but Gangs of London is almost back, with streaming service Stan confirming the second season will debut on its platform on October 20. The first season of the British action-crime drama debuted on April 2020, and chronicled the struggles and rivalry between local gangs and other organisations that make up the criminal underbelly of present-day London. Outrageously violent and utterly encapsulating, the show, which is also loosely based on the 2006 video game of the same name, is finally heading back to screens.
Season two of Gangs of London is set to pick up a whole year after the violent climax that closed out the events of the first instalment. The dynamics and territory of London are completely new, the Dumanis is divided and the Wallaces who managed to survive the events of season one are spread thin. To top it all off, ex-undercover cop Elliot is now being forced to work for the investors.
In an effort to bring back order, the investors have chosen to align with Asif Afridi – the heron baron of the streets – with a new gang leader named Koba now ruling over London in a brutal way. Koba’s ideal criminal landscape is one that has him on top in a dictatorship that gives him complete power and control over the streets and the London drug trade. Koba will be played by Waleed Zuaiter who audiences may know from Baghdad Central and The Spy.
The latest trailer for season two of Gangs of London teases how the other gangs react to this power grab and who will come together to fight back against this attempt to monopolise the London gang scene. The cast for season two will see the return of Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù (Humans), Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You), Lucian Msamati (The Good Liar), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones), Orli Shuka (EastEnders), Pippa Bennett-Warner (Chloe), Brian Vernel (The Tunnel), Narges Rashidi (The Allegation), Asif Raza (Khalish) and Valene Kane (The Fall) reprising their roles. Season two of Gangs of London will premiere on October 20 on Stan, with season one of the show currently available on the streaming service as well.