Netflix recently dropped the trailer for Guy Ritchie’s upcoming spin-off series, The Gentlemen. Following it’s headline grabbing debut, we now know that the show will be available exclusively on the streaming giant this March 7. Sharing its name with the 2019 Miramax hit starring Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell, and Hugh Grant, this upcoming eight-episode TV series is created, co-written and executive-produced by Ritchie and will see a new host of faces and expands on the bizarre weed crime world.
As per the official synopsis, “The Gentlemen sees Eddie Horniman (Theo James) unexpectedly inherit his father’s sizeable country estate — only to discover it’s part of a cannabis empire. Moreover, a host of unsavoury characters from Britain’s criminal underworld want a piece of the operation. Determined to extricate his family from their clutches, Eddie tries to play the gangsters at their own game. However, as he gets sucked into the world of criminality, he begins to find a taste for it.”
Leading Netflix’s The Gentlemen as Eddie Horniman is Theo James of The White Lotus fame, with an all-star cast to support. Joining James are Kaya Scodelario, Daniel Ings, Joely Richardson, Giancarlo Esposito, Chanel Cresswell, Michael Vu, Max Beesley, Jasmine Blackborow, Harry Goodwins, Dar Salim, Pearce Quigley, Ruby Sear, and Peter Serafinowicz.
The initial teaser of Netflix’s The Gentlemen tantalises us with a sneak peek into the series’ world and cast. Set against the backdrop of high British society, complete with activities like hunting and driving classic cars and indulgence in fine wine on sprawling estates, Esposito’s American character sums up his admiration for the English elites: “Do you know what I admire most about the British aristocracy? They’re the original gangsters.”
This glamorous portrayal is then juxtaposed against a brutal montage of blood and violence, disrupting the refined scenes of fine wines, golf, and preppy attire. Netflix aptly describes the essence of the show as “crime meets caviar.” To us, it gives big Saltburn vibes, just with more guns.
Guy Ritchie takes the directorial reins for the first two episodes, teaming up with Matthew Read on the writing front. The executive producer lineup features Marn Davies, Ivan Atkinson, and Marc Helwig representing Miramax TV, while Will Gould and Frith Tiplady from Moonage Pictures contribute their expertise. Hugh Warren serves as the series producer.
Discussing the project with Netflix last November, Ritchie said, “The world of The Gentlemen is a little bit of me. We’re looking forward to bringing fans back into that world, introducing new characters and their stories, and I am excited to be doing it with this extremely talented cast.”
Netflix’s The Gentlemen is slated to release on the streaming service sometime in March 2024.
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