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Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen is becoming a series at Netflix

Today, Netflix announced Theo James (The White Lotus) will lead the cast as Eddie Horniman in a new eight-part drama series, The Gentlemen, which is inspired by the original Miramax film with the same title.

Joining James are Kaya Scodelario (Crawl, The Pale Horse), Daniel Ings (I Hate Suzie), Joely Richardson (Lady Chatterley’s Lover), Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul) and Peter Serafinowicz (The Tick). Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels actor Vinnie Jones will also star, seeing him directed by Guy Ritchie for the first time since the release of Snatch in 2000.

The series will see the multi-talented and award-winning Guy Ritchie at the helm of the production, serving as creator, co-writer, and executive producer. Ritchie will also direct the first two episodes.

The Gentlemen sees high life meet pond life as the estranged son of an English aristocrat, Eddie (Theo James), inherits the family pile – only to discover that it’s sitting on top of the biggest weed farm in Europe. It’s all about old money, new money and show me the money.

The series is set in the world of The Gentlemen film, but not starring the original characters.

The Gentlemen starts filming on November 7th, joining an impressive slate of UK drama series commissions including The Crown S6, Kaos, Bodies, Supacell, One Day, Sex Education S4, Heartstopper S2, Baby Reindeer and Bridgerton S3.

Guy Ritchie, Creator, Writer, Director said “The world of The Gentlemen is a little bit of me. I’m thrilled that with Netflix, Miramax and Moonage we have this opportunity to inhabit it once again. We’re looking forward to bringing fans back into that world, introducing new characters and their stories and I am excited to be doing it with this extremely talented cast.”

Sophie Klein, Content Executive for Netflix added “We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Guy Ritchie on The Gentlemen and see his peerless storytelling and visionary style brought to series television. With its distinct tone and truly outstanding cast, The Gentlemen is a brilliant addition to our bold vision for UK programming and we know our Netflix audience is going to love his show.”

Marc Helwig, Head of Global Television, Miramax TV said “The Gentlemen marks a proud moment for Miramax Television. We are thrilled to partner with the always brilliant Guy Ritchie as he directs his unique cinematic lens towards television for the very first time. We are excited to partner with Netflix and Moonage in bringing Guy’s distinctive creative vision to a global audience.”

Will Gould, Executive Producer, Moonage Pictures said “Moonage Pictures is thrilled to be partnering with Guy Ritchie, Miramax TV and Netflix to revisit the world of The Gentlemen. With scripts written by Guy Ritchie and Matthew Read and the first two episodes helmed by Guy, audiences can expect an exciting extension of the original movie with new characters played by our brilliant cast.”

Matthew Read will co-write 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. The Series Producer is Hugh Warren.

The feature film released in 2020 grossed over $115 million at the worldwide box office.

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