Deadline is reporting that Colm Meaney, Paapa Essiedu, David Bradley, Adrian Bower, Ray Panthaki, Orli Shuka, Darren Evans, Garmon Rhys, Serena Kennedy, Aksel Üstün, Kwong Loke and Constantine Gregory are the latest names to join the cast of the Gareth Evans drama series Gangs of London.
Gangs of London is set in contemporary London as it is being torn apart by power struggles involving several international gangs. The series begins as the head of one criminal gang is assassinated and the power vacuum threatens the fragile peace between the other underworld organisations.
The report doesn’t state what roles the new additions will be playing in the series.
The series comes from an original idea by The Raid director Gareth Evans and his collaborator Matt Flannery, who done cinematography on a number of his films. Evans will direct the majority of the episodes, with Corin Hardy directing three and Xavier Gens directing two. The series is produced by Pulse Films in association with Jane Featherstone’s Sister Pictures. Hugh Warren will serve as producer on the project, while Pulse Films’ Thomas Benski and Lucas Ochoa will serve as executive producers alongside Sister Pictures’ Jane Featherstone and Sky’s Gabriel Silver.
The new additions will join a cast that includes Joe Cole, Sope Dirisu, Lucian Msamati, Michelle Fairley, Mark Lewis Jones, Narges Rashidi, Jing Lusi, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Brian Vernel, Orli Shuka, Richard Harrington, Jude Akuwudike, Emmett J. Scanlan and Valene Kane.