Alexander’s face pretty much sums up our reaction in one look (Picture: SKY)
The Gangs of London season two trailer has come crashing in and already we are squirming as the deaths look bloodier, gorier and more gruesome than its predecessor.
Gangs of London’s first season boasted one of the highest body counts in television history, seriously wince-inducing horror that made Game of Thrones looks like it belonged on CBeebies.
Two years since shocking fans on Sky, the blockbuster created by The Raid mastermind Gareth Evans, picks up a year after the explosive season one cliff-hanger which saw Sean Wallace (Joe Cole) killed and his family scattered, leaving London for the taking.
Undercover police officer Elliot’s has been forced to work for the investors who have now aligned with heroin baron Asif Afridi and together they have installed a new ruling force in London in the form of brutal gang leader – Koba.
Koba plans to scrap the old school comradery between London’s gangs and take complete ownership of the capital’s thriving drug trade.
The trailer alone is packed with deaths and blades slicing through unimaginably uncomfortable place and it is grim.
Elliot’s now working for the investors (Picture: SKY)
Already petrified of Koba (Picture: SKY)
Marian isn’t taking any prisoners (Picture: SKY)
And he’s absolutely petrifying.
Basically, heads will roll…
Series two will see the return of Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù, Paapa Essiedu, Lucian Msamati, Michelle Fairley, Orli Shuka, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Brian Vernel, Narges Rashidi, Asif Raza and Valene Kane reprising their roles, while Waleed Zuaiter (Baghdad Central, The Spy) joins as terrifying big boss Koba.
French rapper Jasmine Armando makes her TV acting debut as Saba while Fady El-Sayed (Baghdad Central, A Private War) joins as Faz, Salem Kali (Un Prophete, Dealer) as Basem and Aymen Hamdouchi (SAS: Red Notice, Criminal: UK) as Hakim.
Gangs of London returns to Sky Atlantic later this year.