We all know The Raid films revitalised the action genre with some of the best ever choreographed fight scenes. Gareth Evans earlier this year exported that visceral experience to our small screens with Gangs Of London.
If you loved or missed what some are called the ‘TV Event of the year‘, next month you can experience everything again. Dazzler Media have announced they will be releasing the series originally shown on Sky Atlantic on Blu-Ray and DVD in July.
The series stars Joe Cole, Colin Meaney, Michelle Fairley and Sope Dirisu. Set in London, the city is divided by power struggles and gang warfare. When the head of the most powerful gang is assassinated, revenge is on the cards.
Created by visionary, award-winning filmmakers, Gareth Evans and Matt Flannery of The Raid film franchise, the series stars a multi-talented ensemble cast including Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders), Sope Dirisu (Humans), Colm Meaney (Layer Cake), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones) and Lucian Msamati (His Dark Materials).
Set in the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic and multicultural cities, Gangs of London tells the story of a city torn apart by the turbulent power struggles of the international gangs that control it, and the sudden power vacuum that’s created when the head of London’s most powerful crime family is assassinated. For 20 years, Finn Wallace (Meaney) was the most powerful criminal in London. Billions of pounds flowed through his organisation each year, but now he’s dead and nobody knows who ordered the hit.
With rivals everywhere, it’s up to the impulsive Sean Wallace (Cole), with the help of the Dumani family, to take his father’s place. If the situation wasn’t dangerous enough, Sean’s assumption of power causes ripples in the world of international crime.
Now, the one man who might be able to help him and become his ally is Elliot Finch (Dirisu) who, up until now, has been a lowlife chancer with a mysterious interest in the Wallace family. But as the wind of fate blows, Elliot finds himself transported to the inner circle of the largest criminal organisation in London.