Production has commenced for the third season of the immensely popular Gangs of London series, known globally for its high-octane action. This instalment, an Original series from Sky and AMC+, will be steered by two fresh additions to the Gangs of London team: Lead Director and EP, Kim Hong Sun (known for Project Wolf Hunting), and Lead Writer and EP, Peter McKenna (known for Kin).
The BAFTA-winning and Emmy-nominated series, produced by Pulse Films, will see the return of Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù and Joe Cole reprising their roles as Elliot Carter and Sean Wallace, continuing from the suspenseful conclusion of the second season.
In this new season of Gangs of London, Elliot, a former undercover cop now entrenched in the criminal underworld, operates at the highest echelons alongside the Dumanis. However, their criminal enterprise is thrown into turmoil when their shipment of cocaine is tampered with, resulting in the tragic loss of numerous lives across London. The ensuing pandemonium draws the attention of the authorities, placing unprecedented pressure on the gangs of London. The far-reaching repercussions, both personal and professional, will have devastating effects on everyone involved – from the Wallaces, to Luan, to Lale and the street gangs. This was a deliberate attack, and it’s only the beginning. The pressing question is: who is behind it, and what is their motive?
Taking the reins as Lead Director and Executive Producer for this eight-episode third season is Kim Hong Sun, a familiar figure in the international film circuit, boasting a string of popular Korean film and television credits. Hong Sun’s latest hit feature, Project Wolf Hunting, is an action-packed horror centred around a botched prisoner transfer between the Philippines and Korea. The film premiered in the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto International Film Festival last year.
Hong Sun’s recent contributions, including Metamorphosis (2019), played a pivotal role in the surge of popularity of occult horror in Korean cinema. Following his feature film directorial debut, the gritty organ-trafficking thriller, Traffickers (2012), Hong Sun received the Best New Director Award at the Blue Dragon Film Awards.
Joining Hong Sun in steering the project is acclaimed writer and showrunner, Peter McKenna, who steps in as Lead Writer and Executive Producer. McKenna is an award-winning executive, known as the creator and showrunner of the multi-season drama KIN for AMC+ and RTE. His portfolio also includes the Irish crime drama Red Rock, a four-season series for TV3, which was subsequently acquired by BBC and Amazon Prime Video. McKenna’s writing credits span across various projects, including The Gloaming (ABC Studios/STAN), The Last Kingdom (Netflix), and Around The World in Eighty Days (BBC/ZDF/Canal+), featuring David Tennant.
Other familiar faces reprising their roles this season include Michelle Fairley as Marian Wallace, Lucian Msamati as Ed Dumani, and Brian Vernel as Billy Wallace. Returning to the action-packed thriller are Pippa Bennett-Warner as Shannon Dumani, Narges Rashidi as Lale, Asif Raza Mir as Asif Afidi, Orli and Eri Shuka as Luan and Mirlinda Dushaj, Jahz Armando as Saba, and Fady Elsayed as Faz.
The award-winning series was conceived by Gareth Evans and Matt Flannery. Gangs of London is a production by Pulse Films for Sky Studios and AMC+, a premium streaming bundle from AMC Networks.
The creative team behind Gangs of London season 3 includes Peter McKenna as Lead Writer and Executive Producer, Kim Hong Sun as Lead Director and Executive Producer, Hugh Warren as Executive Producer for Pulse Films, Michael Eagle-Hodgson as Series Executive Producer, and Vikki Tennant and Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù as Executive Producers. Adrian Sturges serves as Executive Producer for Sky Studios, while Noel Manzano takes on the role of Executive Producer for AMC+.
NBCUniversal Global Distribution manages the international sales of the series on behalf of Sky Studios.