One of my favourite films of 2020 hands down is Guy Ritchie’s slick gangster crime film The Gentlemen. Innovative, classy and completely epic in every way possible, Ritchie and his eclectic cast of characters truly knocked it out of the park with this one. And now The Gentlemen is coming to television.
In a new report from Deadline, Ritchie is confirmed to be working on the new series which will be produced by Miramax TV. Ritchie will write and direct the series, which he will executive produce alongside Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies, his fellow producers on the movie.
The film was a definite wild card entry and took Ritchie back to his gangster roots as it told the story of Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey), an American expat who had climbed the ranks of the criminal underbelly and ended up as the King of Marijuana in the UK. Until other animals tart swirling around him and this lion then had to go to work to protect what was his. Other actors involved in the film included Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant in a scene stealing performance.
Ritchie originally composed the The Gentlemen as a television series before turning it into a film so it’s definitely a full circle move for him to come back to the small screen with this one.
I’m definitely excited to see where this all goes from here, and am down for anything that Ritchie wants to bring to the screen.