Gareth Evans, the director behind one of the greatest action films of the last 20 years, “The Raid” is now coming out with his next project, “Gangs of London.” Evans created and co-directs (along with Corin Hardy and Xavier Gens) the series Gangs of London, in which several gangs end up going to war with each other following the death of a crime organization figurehead. There’s a new Gangs of London trailer to watch above, and it’s loaded with the type of visceral action we’ve come to expect from Evans.
Evans directs action as beautifully as a composer conducting a musical score. Its art in motion and I for one can not wait to see what Evans is able to do with a television series like this. Evans co-created the series with Matt Flannery, and Evans helms a large chunk of the episodes, including all of the complex choreographed fight scenes. Other directors include Corin Hardy (The Nun) and Xavier Gens (Frontier(s)). The cast includes Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders), Sope Dirisu (The Huntsman: Winter’s War), Lucian Msamati (Black Earth Rising), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones), Mark Lewis Jones (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Narges Rashidi (The Girlfriend Experience), Jing Lusi (Crazy Rich Asians), Pippa Bennett-Warner (Harlots), Brian Vernel (Dunkirk), Orli Shuka (War Machine), Richard Harrington (Poldark), Jude Akuwidike (Beasts of No Nation), and Emmett J. Scanlan (Peaky Blinders).
The series will debut in the UK on Sky Atlantic and in the US on Cinemax this year.