Gangs of London season 2: Watch the full trailer and meet a brutal new gang leader as gritty drama is confirmed to return in 2022

Find out everything we know so far about the return of the Sky Atlantic drama, and check out new gang leader Koba who is set to shake up the capital's criminal landscape in season 2.

By Becky Gamester-Newton Updated: 19 May 2022 - 4.45pm

Gangs of London was a huge hit for Sky Atlantic in 2020, when it became the biggest Sky Original drama launch on the channel in the past five years.

Starring Joe Cole and an impressive ensemble cast, this violent yet stylish series had critics and viewers hooked, having launched successfully across Europe, Latin America, Australia, Japan, the US and most recently in China.

If you can’t wait for the next season, find out everything you need to know about Gangs of London series 2 right here, and watch the first full trailer above.

What is the new season about?

*Warning: Season 1 spoilers ahead*

Gangs of London season 2 is set one year after the first. Since the Wallace Dumani empire collapsed, order is lacking and the chaos of a gold rush threatens the city with gangland anarchy.

The Investors attempt to restore stability by licensing a new gang under its brutal leader, Koba. They bring a new kind of authority by terrorising the other gangs into submission.

The official plot synopsis from Sky reads as follows:

One year after the death of Sean Wallace and the violent reckonings of series one, the map and soul of London has been redrawn. The surviving Wallaces are scattered, the Dumanis broken and estranged, and Elliot is now being forced to work for the Investors.

To restore order, the investors have aligned behind heroin baron Asif Afridi and together they have installed a new ruling force in London in the form of brutal gang leader - Koba. His vision for the criminal landscape is a dictatorship, a world in which old school gangster codes don’t exist and in which he holds a complete monopoly over London’s drug trade.

But this monopoly can’t last forever. The gangs are fighting back - who will win the battle for London’s soul?

Who's returning for season 2?

Joe Cole in Gangs of London

The big question for fans is whether the show’s star, Joe Cole, will return as criminal Sean Wallace. His fate was unclear following the season 1 finale, and his name has not yet been included in season 2 details released by Sky and NOW.

However other members of the season 1 cast have been confirmed to return, including Sope Dirisu (Elliot Finch), Michelle Fairley (Marian Wallace), Brian Vernel (Billy Wallace), Pippa Bennett-Warner (Shannon Dumani), Lucian Msamati (Ed Dumani), Paapa Essiedu (Alexander Dumani), Valene Kane (Jacqueline Robinson), Orli Shuk (Luan Dushaj), Narges Rashidi (Lale) and Asif Raza (Asif).

Who are the new cast members for Gangs of London season 2?

Sky has also announced five new cast members for series two:

Waleed Zuaiter - Koba

Waleed Zuaiter

Where have you seen him before?

Baghdad Central, The Spy.

Jasmine Armando - Saba

Jasmine Armando

Where have you seen her before?

Jasmine is a French rapper, and this is her first TV role.

Salem Kali - Basem

Salem Kali

Where have you seen him before?

Un Prophete, Dealer.

Aymen Hamdouchi - Hakim

Aymen Hamdouchi

Where have you seen him before?

SAS: Red Notice, Criminal: UK.

Fady El-Sayed - Faz

Fady El-Sayed

Where have you seen him before?

Baghdad Central, A Private War.

Is there a season 2 trailer for Gangs of London?

Yes, a full trailer has been released, which you can watch at the top of this page. 

You can also catch up on season 1 below.

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When will it be released?

Filming on Gangs of London season 2 began in June 2021. There isn’t a release date yet, but we know it will be sometime in 2022.

How can I watch Gangs of London?

Watch the Gangs of London season 1 box set with a NOW Entertainment Membership.

Gangs of London season 2 will be on Sky Atlantic with a NOW Entertainment Membership in 2022.