Trailer for Sky's new gangster drama, from the director of The Raid, is here and it's explosive 5 days ago

Trailer for Sky's new gangster drama, from the director of The Raid, is here and it's explosive

Gangs of London stars Colm Meaney and if it's as good as The Raid films, it could be spectacular.

While the new decade is still in its infancy, it's likely that any articles about the best films of the last decade all featured one movie, The Raid.

Gareth Evans' Indonesian-set saga is a masterpiece and the Welsh director is returning to the criminal underworld with his next project, Gangs of London.

Truth be told, we've had our eye on this gangster drama for quite some time and the first trailer will definitely please fans of the genre.

If you loved The Raid films, you'll appreciate the fact that Evans has managed to include machete fights, gun fights, fist fights - and pretty much every other type of fight - into Gangs of London.

The nine-part Sky original drama tells the story of a city being torn apart by the turbulent power struggles of the international gangs that control it and the sudden power vacuum created when the head of London’s most powerful crime family is assassinated.

For 20 years, Finn Wallace (Colm Meaney) was the most powerful criminal in London with billions of pounds flowing through his organisation each year.

However, Finn dies in mysterious circumstances and nobody knows who ordered the hit. With rivals everywhere, it’s up to the impulsive Sean Wallace (Joe Cole), with the help of the Dumani family, headed by Ed Dumani (Lucian Msamati), to take his father’s place.

If this situation wasn’t already dangerous enough, Sean’s assumption of power causes ripples in the world of international crime.

When JOE recently caught up with Meaney, he said that the show is "incredibly violent" with a "tremendous" script.

"I just do a cameo in it," Meaney told us.

"I'm like the godfather of a crime family and I'm basically shot in the very first shot of the show. I'm assassinated, which kicks off a whole thing. My story is all told in flashbacks to when I was alive, but when the show starts, I'm dead. It's a tremendous piece of writing, it looks fantastic. It's also incredibly violent."

With episodes directed by Evans, Corin Hardy and Xavier Gens, the cast here is really strong too with Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders) and Meaney joined by Sope Dirisu (Humans) and Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones) among others.

Gangs of London will launch on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV later this year.

Take a look at what's in store.

Clip via Sky TV