Gangs of London is Sky Atlantic’s violent TV series. Its production was stopped immediately after a positive Covid test was performed on the set.
This is just the latest in a long list of shows who have had to stop filming due to positive tests. The pandemic also affected Westworld and Game of Thrones’ prequel House of the Dragon.
On Thursday, 22 July, a crew member tested positive. Production will cease for 10 days and all close contacts will be isolated.
Sky sent a statement to The Hollywood Reporter saying that “Gangs Of London season 2 production was temporarily suspended. Cast and crew are now self-isolating.” As soon as possible, we will resume production.
“The safety of our customers and colleagues remains our top priority throughout this period.”
The second season of Gangs of London, which was a huge success for Sky and AMC (helping launch AMC+), began filming at the end of June. Evans has resigned from his creative duties for the blood-soaked series. Corin Hardy, the executive producer and lead director, is now in charge of four episodes. Marcela Said, Narcos Mexico, and Nima Nourizadeh, are directing two each. Evans is executive producing with his creative partner Matt Flannery, and Pulse CEO Thomas Benski.
Along with season one returning cast members Sope Dirisu, Michelle Fairley, and Paapa Essiedu, Waleed Zuaiter, (Baghdad Central, The Spy), French rapper Jasmine Armando, Salem Kali, Dealer, and Aymen Hamdouchi, (SAS: Red Notice, Criminal, UK) and FadyEl-Sayed, (Baghdad Central, A Private War).