Netflix has today the teaser trailer for upcoming Guy Ritchie drama The Gentlemen. The series is set in the world of The Gentlemen film, but not starring the original characters. The feature film released in 2020 grossed over $115 million at the worldwide box office.
The series sees Eddie Horniman (Theo James) unexpectedly inherit his father’s sizeable country estate – only to discover it’s part of a cannabis empire. Moreover, a host of unsavoury characters from Britain’s criminal underworld want a piece of the operation. Determined to extricate his family from their clutches, Eddie tries to play the gangsters at their own game. However, as he gets sucked into the world of criminality, he begins to find a taste for it.
The trailer also reveals that veteran actor Ray Winstone will star in the series. Ray will play Bobby Glass, a career criminal from the East End of London who founded an industrial cannabis empire.
Watch the full trailer in the player below:
The series, which is inspired by the original Miramax film with the same title, stars Emmy nominated The White Lotus 2 star, Theo James, alongside Kaya Scodelario (Crawl, The Pale Horse), Daniel Ings (I Hate Suzie), Joely Richardson (Lady Chatterley’s Lover), Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels actor Vinnie Jones, Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), Chanel Cresswell (This is England), Michael Vu, Max Beesley (Hijack), Jasmine Blackborow (Marie Antoinette), Harry Goodwins (In His Hands: The Emergence), Dar Salim (The Covenant), Pearce Quigley (Detectorists), Ruby Sear and Peter Serafinowicz (The Tick).
Multi-talented and award winning Guy Ritchie is at the helm of the production, serving as creator, co-writer, and executive producer. Ritchie has also directed the first two episodes. Matthew Read is co-writer of The Gentlemen with Guy Ritchie. Executive Producers for the series are Guy Ritchie, Matthew Read,Marn Davies and Ivan Atkinson, alongside Marc Helwig for Miramax TV, and Will Gould and Frith Tiplady for Moonage Pictures. TheSeries Producer is Hugh Warren.
The series is co-produced by Netflix, Moonage Pictures and Miramax TV.