In 2019 The Gentlemen it was an all-star hit. In classic Guy Ritchie style, the film brought together Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farrell, Hugh Grant, Jeremy Strong and Henry Golding on one screen for a thrilling gangster ride among London’s drug lords. The movie was quite successful at the box office, so the next step was to figure out how to give that universe more air. Although it is unlikely to bring together that precise group of interpreters again, another route has been thought of: the classic next-generation sequel, i.e. TV format. And it is Netflix to continue the story of The Gentlemen in this key, with a move that closes the circle, given that the film was born as a television project. Information about new Gentlemen are scarce, but here’s what we know so far.
What will the series be about The Gentlemen
The 2019 film followed an American expat (Matthew McConaughey) as he tries to bring his lucrative marijuana empire to London, amidst schemes and corruption and the inevitable countermeasures by local crime.
The Netflix series, however, will revolve around a new character, Eddie Halstead, who, after inheriting his late father’s estate, realizes he is at the top of Pearson’s weed-based empire. Second IMDB extensionthe series will develop the dilemma “does this private have what it takes to master the dark arts of the British underworld and take control of the entire operation?”.
Who will be in the cast of The Gentlemen?
Joining Matthew McConaughey four years ago were Hugh Grant, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, current awards season darling Colin Farrell and Henry Goulding. Now, The Gentlemen it will host a new generation of talent. The first casting news concerns Theo James, who we last saw undressing in the second season of The White Lutus. He will take on the role of the protagonist, Eddie Halstead, who accidentally finds himself at the head of Matthew McConaughey’s marijuana empire.
James will be joined by the ex Skins Kaya Scodelario, who will play the still unknown character of Susie Glass. The cast will be completed by Joely Richarson, Geoff Seacombe, Daniel Ings, Alexis Rodney and Vinnie Jones (it wouldn’t be a Guy Ritchie film without Vinnie Jones).
Speaking of Ritchie, he won’t be directing the series. At least, so it was said. The Gentlemen will count eight episodes, with Ritchie more as a producer than anything else. He will certainly pay attention to the formal coherence with respect to the original work.
The exit hypotheses of The Gentlemen
Filming on the series is still ongoing and isn’t expected to wrap until May, meaning the odds of it hitting Netflix before the end of the year are slim. We are more likely to see it in early 2024.