Gangs of London season 2: Who is the new villain Koba? The cast reveal all about Waleed Zuaiter's terrifying new gang boss

The cast and creators of Gangs of London season 2, including Sope Dirisu and Michelle Fairley, discuss the show’s villain - terrifying gang boss Koba.

By Alex Fletcher Published: 12 October 2022 - 12.53pm
First look at Gangs of London season 2

Stream Gangs of London season 2 weekly on Sky Atlantic with NOW from 20 October

Gangs of London season 1 ended with plenty of unanswered questions as the demise of the Wallace-Dumani empire left a giant hole in London’s criminal underworld.

The demise of Sean Wallace (Joe Cole) and the splits in the Dumani family mean that the power structures have been redrawn with ‘The Investors’ choosing some new leadership.

Heroin baron Asif Afridi is the new face of the Investors and he is being supported by a new terrifying enforcer – brutal gang leader Koba.

Gangs of London season 2 is available to stream weekly on Sky Atlantic with NOW from Thursday, October 20. Season 1 is available to watch now.

We caught up with the cast and creators of Gangs of London season 2, including Sope Dirisu, director Corin Hardy, Michelle Fairley and Lucian Msamati, to find out everything there is to know about new villain Koba.

Koba is played by Waleed Zuaiter, who you may have previously seen in Baghdad Central or The Spy.

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What happens in Gangs of London season 2?

Gangs of London season 2 is set one year after the first and gangland anarchy is threatening to break out following the collapse of the Wallace Dumani empire.

The Investors have tried to bring back order by forcing Elliot to work for them and installing drug baron Asif and new brutal gang boss Koba as their leaders.

But with the unhinged Koba not playing by the usual gangster codes, and the rest of the capitals’ gangs preparing to hit back, the battle for London’s soul is about to be reignited.

How to watch Gangs of London season 2

Gangs of London season 2 cast pose for key art

Stream Gangs of London season 2 weekly on Sky Atlantic with NOW from Thursday, October 20.

Season 1 is available to watch now.