The follow-up to Guy Ritchie’s series “The Gentlemen” is set to star on Netflix..
Joining previously announced series lead Theo James in the series will be: Kaya Scodelario (“The Visit,” “Pale Horse”), Daniel Ings (“I Hate Susie”), Joely Richardson (“Sam Chatterley’s Lover”), Giancarlo Esposito (“Calling Saul Better”, “The Mandalorian”), Peter Serafinovich (“Tick”) and Vinnie Jones (Locke, Stoke and Two Smoking Barrels, “Snap”). The role will see Jones and Rich reunite for the first time since 2000’s Snatch.
On Netflix, the series is set in the same world as the movie “The Gentlemen,” but features an entirely new cast of characters. Production begins in the UK on November 7. James stars as Eddie, “the son of an English aristocracy who inherits his family’s fortune – only to find himself sitting on the largest weed farm in Europe.”
“The world of ‘The Gentlemen’ is my little one,” Ritchie said. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to bring Moonage back to life at Netflix, Miramax and Moonage. We’re looking forward to bringing fans into that world by introducing new characters and their stories, and I’m excited to be working with this incredibly talented cast.”
In the film, Matthew McConaughey plays Mickey Pearson, an American living in England who controls a vast marijuana business hidden in the estates of British aristocrats. “Gentlemen” was released in 2019. Along with McConaughey, the cast includes Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Colin Farrell, Jeremy Strong, Henry Golding and Hugh Grant among many others. It proved to be a box office success, grossing over $115 million on a $22 million budget.
Rich created the series and wrote the pilot with Matthew Read. Richie is also an executive producer and directed the first two episodes. Read also executive produces with Marne Davis, Evan Atkinson, Mark Helwig for Miramax TV, and Will Gould and Frit Tiplady for Monaghan Pictures. Hugh Warren is the series producer. Miramax is a TV studio and Miramax released the film.