Sky Atlantic seems to have a winning series on their hands, the latest drama series ‘Gang’s of London’ starring Peaky Blinders’ Joe Cole has hit the ground running with the second biggest original drama launch of all time.
The series from ‘The Raid’ filmmaker Gareth Evans, launched to much critical acclaim. Set in the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic and multicultural cities. It tells the story of a city being torn apart by the turbulent power struggles of the international gangs that control it and the sudden power vacuum that’s created when the head of London’s most powerful crime family is assassinated.
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Over the first 7 days of it’s launch a record 2.23 million viewers tuned in for the opening episode. It has since gone on to become Sky’s most binged show this year with 997k choosing to watch to the ninth and final episode of the series within two weeks, and which has already increased to 1.26m as the series pushes into its third week. There have been over 16.6m downloads across the series so far.
Director of Drama and Sky Studios, Cameron Roach said “We are delighted by the response to Gangs of London and to have brought Gareth Evans unique cinematic vision to the small screen for the first time. This epic saga, with family at its heart and visceral action-packed fight sequences, has taken audiences on an immersive journey into the underbelly of London’s modern-day criminal underworld. The record-breaking results are testament to Sky’s ongoing commitment to innovation and championing the very best of bold, British drama.”
All nine episodes are available to watch on Sky and NOW TV.