Sky has announced that ‘Gangs of London’ director Corin Hardy will return for season 2 to take on the role of lead director and executive producer.

Hardy will helm four episodes for the second series while the rest of the directorial duties will upon acclaimed television directors Marcela Said (Lupin, Narcos Mexico) and Nima Nourizadeh (Little America (TV), American Ultra) who have also signed on to direct two episodes each.

The critically acclaimed and BAFTA-nominated first series became the biggest Sky Original drama launch on Sky Atlantic of the past five years and will also see series creator Gareth Evans and his creative partner Matt Flannery return as Executive Producers alongside Pulse Films’ Thomas Benski.

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Corin Hardy said “Helping Gareth and the team bring the first series of Gangs of London kicking, screaming and exploding to life was an invigorating high-dive into the world of cinematic television. I am beyond proud of the BAFTA nominations the show has received, it is a real tribute to the incredible cast and crew and all-around team effort. The audience response to Gangs of London was phenomenal and so it’s an honour to be handed the reigns for Series two to continue building our (under)world and get to tell the next chapter of this action-packed and emotional crime saga, which, if you’ve been watching so far, you’ll know, is about to kick off for real.”

Tom Butterworth has taken on the role of lead writer and executive producer helming four out of the eight episodes and leading the writer’s room. Additional Executive Producers include Hugh Warren and Helen Grégory for Pulse Films, Jane Featherstone for SISTER, Gabriel Silver for Sky Studios’.

Production is due to commence in late spring 2021.

A broadcast date is yet to be announced. Season 2 will broadcast on Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK and Ireland and will be available in all Sky markets