AMC has replaced Cinemax as the US partner on the second season of Sky’s hit crime drama Gangs Of London.
The show, whose first season was the biggest original drama launch on Sky Atlantic for the past five years, delves into the inner workings of the largest criminal organisation in London.
It was created by The Raid’s Gareth Evans and his creative partner Matt Flannery, with Pulse Films producing in association with Sister for Sky Studios. Filming on the second run is planned for next year, with the show returning to screens in 2022.
AMC has also picked up rights for the first season in the US, ahead of joining as a co-producer for season two. HBO-owned Cinemax had been attached as the US partner on the drama since 2017 when it was first announced, but is exiting after parent WarnerMedia announced earlier this year that the network would not be producing original content.
The drama’s first run will also air on Sky in Germany and Italy this summer.
Zai Bennett, Sky UK’s MD of content, said: “Not only is Gangs Of London Sky’s most binged premiere box-set this year, it’s the biggest original drama launch on Sky Atlantic of the past five years. It’s dark, dangerous and we are thrilled it is coming back for a second series.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome AMC to our gang for series two alongside the teams at Pulse Films, Sister and Sky Studios.”
Dan McDermott, president of originals for AMC and co-president of AMC Studios, added: “Gangs Of London is a cinematic thrill ride that set screens ablaze with a stellar cast, elevated drama and epic storylines, and we couldn’t be more excited to raise the pulse of our audiences with this explosive crime series.”
NBCUniversal Global Distribution and Pulse Films will share further international licensing rights for the show.