Giancarlo Esposito, Kaya Scodelario, and Vinnie Jones fill out the principal cast of The Gentlemen, a Netflix original series. Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul and The Boys star Giancarlo Esposito will join The White Lotus actor Theo James in the upcoming Netflix series based on filmmaker Guy Ritchie’s crime caper comedy, The Gentlemen.
There are rumors that the series will serve as a direct sequel to Ritchie’s upcoming 2019 film. Kaya Scodelario (Crawl, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), Daniel Ings (I Hate Suzie), Joely Richardson (Lady Chatterley’s Lover), and Peter Serafinowicz are among the other new cast members, as reported by Variety (The Tick).
In addition, after more than two decades, Vinnie Jones and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch filmmaker Guy Ritchie will work together again on the Gentlemen series.
In a statement, Guy Ritchie remarked, “The world of ‘The Gentlemen’ is a little bit of me.” I’m overjoyed that services like Netflix, Miramax, and Moonage allow us to return there.
I’m thrilled to be working with such an impressive ensemble to bring this world and its inhabitants back to life for fans. The British director Ritchie will direct two episodes of the Netflix series he co-wrote with Matthew Read.
Along with Miramax TV and Moonage Pictures, Ritchie will serve as an executive producer on the show.
In the 2019 release The Gentlemen, Matthew McConaughey plays an American cannabis dealer in England who is attempting to sell his firm.
The film also features Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell, and Hugh Grant.
Given that Guy Ritchie is at the helm, this decision naturally leads to a slew of extortion and scheming that weaves each character into an exciting and often funny web of mayhem.
Theo James Will Serve as Series Leader for the Gentlemen’s Series
While there may be some connections between the film and the upcoming series, The Gentlemen will tell its own story.
Eddie Halstead, played by Divergent’s Theo James, is at the center of The Gentlemen. He inherits a large estate and learns that it sits atop a cannabis empire controlled by the legendary Mickey Pearson.
Is it possible that this honest soldier has what it takes to learn the tricks of the trade in Britain’s seedy underbelly and run the show single-handedly?
In the meantime, actor Giancarlo Esposito (who is also a stock villain) has much to do.
Esposito has added the Star Wars franchise to his resume by playing the villainous Moff Gideon in the Disney+ series The Mandalorian.
He first gained recognition for his scene-stealing performance as Gustavo Fring in the critically acclaimed AMC series, Breaking Bad, a role he reprises in the equally acclaimed Better Call Saul.
The actor has also entered the world of comic books, playing the equally evil Stan Edgar in Amazon’s The Boys.
No official release date has been set for The Gentlemen, but filming on the Netflix series will begin next week