Deadline is reporting that Jasmine Armando, Salem Kali, Aymen Hamdouchi and Fady El-Sayed are the latest names to join the cast for the upcoming second season of crime drama series Gangs of London.
The synopsis of the first season is as follows:
Set in the heart of London, the series focuses on the city being torn apart by the turbulent power struggles of international gangs that control it and the sudden power vacuum that’s created when the head of London’s most powerful crime family for the last twenty years, Finn Wallace, is assassinated. With rivals everywhere and with no idea who ordered the hit, it’s up to his impulsive son Sean Wallace, and the help of the Dumani family headed by Ed Dumani, to take Finn’s place. While Ed looks to maintain order, Sean’s crusade to find his fathers killer causes ripples in the world of international crime within the streets of London, which consists of the Albanian mafia headed by Luan Dushaj, the Turkish mafia, Pakistani drug cartel, Jamaican yardies, Chinese triads, Italian ‘Ndrangheta, Welsh travellers, and various other criminal elements. One man that gets caught up in the crime families rift is Elliot Finch, 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 into the inner workings of the largest criminal organisation in London.
The synopsis for the upcoming second season is as follows:
The Investors are viewing the city as a place of ruin and decide enough is enough. Licensing a new gang to restore stability, drama instead ensues. These brutal enforcers bring a new kind of authority, coldly designed to terrorize the other gangs into submission. Anyone doing business in the city must now go through them, and our gangs must decide where their loyalties lie if they are to survive.
The report doesn’t state what roles the new additions will be playing in the upcoming second season, other than it has begun filming since last month. The second season is being executive produced by series creator Gareth Evans, Matt Flannery, Thomas Benski, Hugh Warren, Helen Grégory, Jane Featherstone and Gabriel Silver.
The new additions will join a cast that includes Sope Dirisu, Michelle Fairley, Lucian Msamati, Brian Vernel, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Paapa Essiedu, Valene Kane, Orli Shuka, Asif Raza and Waleed Zuaiter.