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‘The Gentlemen’ Teaser Trailer: Theo James Enters the Criminal ‘Jungle’ in Follow-Up to 2019 Guy Ritchie Film

“The Gentlemen,” Netflix’s TV series follow-up to Guy Ritchie’s 2019 British gangster film, has released a trailer.

Set in the world of the original, the new series features a cast of new characters, including Theo James as the Duke of Halstead, Ray Winstone as cannabis empire founder Bobby Glass and Kaya Scodelario as Bobby’s daughter and the empire’s operations leader. Guy Ritchie serves as creator, co-writer, executive producer (the latter two positions shared with Matthew Read) and directs the first two episodes.

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“‘The Gentlemen’ 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,” the series description reads. “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 cast for the series also includes: Daniel Ings, Joely Richardson, Vinnie Jones, Giancarlo Esposito, Chanel Cresswell, Michael Vu, Max Beesley, Jasmine Blackborow, Harry Goodwins, Dar Salim, Pearce Quigley, Ruby Sear, and Peter Serafinowicz.

The original 2019 action comedy film followed American cannabis empire leader Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) as he tries to sell off his business but faces violent conflict in the process of doing so.

Along with Ritchie and Read, the Netflix series is executive produced by Marn Davies and Ivan Atkinson. Marc Helwig executive produces for Miramax TV, and Will Gould and Frith Tiplady executive produce for Moonage Pictures. Hugh Warren serves as series producer.

“Welcome to the jungle,” as Eddie says in the trailer.

“The Gentlemen” is set to debut on Netflix in March 2024.

Watch the teaser trailer below.

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