Sky has announced after the huge success of its original drama ‘Gang’s of London’, that a second season of the activities of the criminal underworld will be returning.

For the second season, the record-breaking show sees AMC boarding the ship to co-produce. The news comes in that AMC has acquired the rights to the show to air the first season AMC in the U.S. from the Autumn.

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Dan McDermott, President of Original Programming for AMC and Co-President of AMC Studios, said: “Gangs of London is a cinematic thrill ride that set screens ablaze with a stellar cast, elevated drama and epic storylines, and we couldn’t be more excited to raise the pulse of our audiences with this explosive crime series. We’re grateful for the opportunity to partner with Sky Studios, Pulse Films and SISTER to continue to push the boundaries on a bold new season of the series.”

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Created by the visionary award-winning filmmaker of ‘The Raid’ film franchise, Gareth Evans and his creative partner Matt Flannery, season 1 was the biggest Sky Original drama launch on Sky Atlantic of the past five years with a 7-day cumulative audience of over 2.23m* viewers for the opening episode overtaking other smash-hit Sky Originals including ‘Chernobyl’ and ‘Save Me’.

‘Gangs of London’ is also Sky’s most binged premiere boxset this year with just under a million choosing to watch to the ninth and final episode of the series within two weeks and has had over 16.6m downloads across the series so far.

Filming on season two is planned for next year, with the series returning in 2022.