With filming now underway on season 2 of the highly acclaimed Sky series ‘Gangs of London’ a line-up of fresh new faces to join the cast have been announced.

Joining the cast of series one, which include Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù, Michelle Fairley, Brian Vernel, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Lucian Msamati, Paapa Essiedu, Valene Kane, Orli Shuk, Narges Rashidi and Asif Raza are Waleed Zuaiter (Baghdad Central, The Spy), French rapper Jasmine Armando in her first TV role, Salem Kali (Un Prophete, Dealer), Aymen Hamdouchi (SAS: Red Notice, Criminal: UK) and Fady El-Sayed (Baghdad Central, A Private War).

Season 2 is set one year after the tumultuous events of series one, since the collapse of the Wallace Dumani empire, order is lacking, and the energy and chaos of a gold rush threaten the city with gangland anarchy. The Investors are viewing the city as a place of ruin and decide enough is enough. Licensing a new gang to restore stability, drama instead ensues. These brutal enforcers bring a new kind of authority, coldly designed to terrorise the other gangs into submission. Anyone doing business in the city must now go through them, and our gangs must decide where their loyalties lie if they are to survive. Who will win the battle for the soul of London?

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Tom Butterworth is the lead writer for the second series and is joined in the writers’ room by Lauren Sequeira, Danusia Samal, Rowan Athale, Meg Salter and Elliot Warren. Corin Hardy takes on the role of lead director and will direct four episodes. Marcela Said and Nima Nourizadeh will join him to direct two episodes each. Tom Butterworth and Corin Hardy also serve as Executive Producers on the series. Series are creators Gareth Evans and Matt Flannery will serve as executive producers.

The second series of Gangs of London will air on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW in the UK and Ireland. In the US, the series will return to AMC and AMC+, AMC Networks’ premium streaming bundle.