Netflix’s THE GENTLEMEN – A New Gritty, Yet Posh Series into the Original British Gangster Underworld

Netflix's 'The Gentlemen' teases a riveting journey into the heart of a criminal empire, where power, betrayal, and ambition collide in Guy Ritchie's latest drama series.
The Gentlemen

Netflix has just dropped the official teaser for The Gentlemen, a gripping new drama series from the creative mind of Guy Ritchie. This series, inspired by the original Miramax film, introduces viewers to a sophisticated yet perilous world of crime and power. The teaser’s debut also brings an exciting revelation: the esteemed actor Ray Winstone will be starring in the series.

Ray Winstone as Bobby Glass: A New Kind of Criminal Mastermind

Ray Winstone, known for his commanding screen presence, steps into the role of Bobby Glass, a seasoned criminal from London’s East End who has established a sprawling industrial cannabis empire. Winstone’s portrayal of Glass is expected to add a layer of gritty authenticity and complexity to the series.

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Guy Ritchie, renowned for his unique storytelling and dynamic directing style, is the driving force behind The Gentlemen. Serving as the creator, co-writer, and executive producer, Ritchie has also directed the first two episodes, promising a series that blends his signature flair with intense drama and intrigue.

A Stellar Cast Led by Theo James and Kaya Scodelario

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Theo James as Eddie Horniman in The Gentlemen

The series boasts an impressive ensemble cast, with Theo James (The White Lotus 2) leading as The Duke of Halstead, Eddie Horniman. Horniman’s life takes a dramatic turn when he inherits his father’s estate, only to find himself entangled in a web of criminal activities. Kaya Scodelario (Crawl, The Pale Horse) stars as Susie Glass, Bobby’s daughter, who combines style and steeliness to manage the day-to-day operations of their empire.

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Joining Winstone, James, and Scodelario are Daniel Ings (I Hate Suzie), Joely Richardson (Lady Chatterley’s Lover), Vinnie Jones (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), 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).

The Plot: A Tangled Web of Crime and Ambition

The Gentlemen

The Gentlemen follows Eddie Horniman as he grapples with the unexpected inheritance of his father’s vast country estate, which is intricately linked to a secret cannabis empire. As Eddie delves deeper into the criminal underworld, he finds himself playing a dangerous game with Britain’s most notorious gangsters. His initial goal to protect his family soon morphs into a personal quest for power and control, as he discovers an unsettling affinity for the criminal life.

With its blend of high-stakes drama, complex characters, and Ritchie’s distinctive directorial touch, The Gentlemen is poised to be a standout addition to Netflix’s roster of original content. The series promises to take viewers on a thrilling ride through the murky depths of the criminal underworld, where loyalty is scarce, and danger lurks at every turn.

The series is set to release, exclusively on Netflix, in March 2024.

About The Gentlemen

The Gentlemen

Release Date: March 2024
Creator/Co-Writer/Executive Producer: Guy Ritchie
Directors: Guy Ritchie (Ep. 1-2)
Cast: Theo James, Ray Winstone, Kaya Scodelario, Daniel Ings, Joely Richardson, Vinnie Jones, Giancarlo Esposito, Chanel Cresswell, Michael Vu, Max Beesley, Jasmine Blackborow, Harry Goodwins, Dar Salim, Pearce Quigley, Ruby Sear, Peter Serafinowicz

THE GENTLEMEN sees Eddie Horniman (Theo James) unexpectedly inherit his father’s sizable country estate – only to discover it’s part of a clandestine cannabis empire. Moreover, many unsavory 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.

Are you ready to dive into the high-stakes world of The Gentlemen? How will Ray Winstone’s character shape the dynamics of this criminal empire? What twists and turns can we expect from Guy Ritchie’s latest venture? Let us know what you think on Discord!

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