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The Gentlemen: release date, cast, plot, trailer, interviews, episode guide and all about Guy Ritchie's thriller spin-off series

 The Gentlemen on Netflix stars Theo James as aristocrat Eddie Horniman who must deal with gangsters and criminals.
The Gentlemen on Netflix stars Theo James as aristocrat Eddie Horniman who must deal with gangsters and criminals.

Guy Ritchie’s 2019 film The Gentlemen is given the series treatment by Netflix with The White Lotus star Theo James picking up where Colin Farrell left off. Although the movie cast, including Colin Farrell, won’t feature in the spin-off series, this eight-parter is still jam-packed with big names, including Kaya Scodelario, Daniel Ings, Freddie Fox, Joely Richardson, Ray WInstone and Vinnie Jones.

Theo James plays The Duke of Halstead, aka Eddie Horniman, the estranged son of an English aristocrat who inherits the family mansion. However, he soon discovers that it’s sitting on top of the biggest weed farm in Europe. And, as the Netflix synopsis says, “It’s all about old money, new money and show me the money.”

The series is once again the brainchild of Guy Ritchie, who is known for writing movies where the upper classes and criminals collide. “I felt as though The Gentleman could have continued for at least another film. This series was inspired by the same world,” says Guy.

“It’s a sojourn into aristocrats meeting world gangsters. The world is exactly the same. The aristocrats have got brilliant houses, lots of land but they don’t have any cash to live on. That’s why in our story the aristocrats are putting skunk farms in their back gardens. The show is about the transition, the evolution from zoo to jungle and how to hunt in the jungle to survive. If you like my sort of worlds, you should like this one.”

Here’s everything you need to know about The Gentlemen series on Netflix…

There's a top cast for The Gentlemen with Theo James (centre) Kaya Scodelario, Daniel Ings and Joely Richardson.
There's a top cast for The Gentlemen with Theo James (centre) Kaya Scodelario, Daniel Ings and Joely Richardson.

The Gentlemen release date

The Gentlemen is an eight-part drama series which is released globally on Netflix on Thursday March 7 2024.

Is there a trailer for The Gentlemen?

Yes there is now an official trailer and teaser trailer for The Gentlemen. You can watch both below, while further below them is the trailer from the previous 2019 movie...

The Gentlemen plot and episode guide

The Gentlemen follows Eddie Horniman (Theo James), the estranged son of an aristocrat who inherits the family’s country pile in his father’s will. However, Eddie soon discovers that the land has been transformed into the biggest weed farm in Europe and he must learn how to navigate the peculiar set of politics that throws up.

A host of unsavoury characters from Britain’s criminal underworld want a piece of the operation. 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...

Guy Ritchie teases: “What you want to do is you want to have the capability to hunt in the jungle but sleep in the zoo,”

Click on these  links below for our episode recaps (with spoilers)...

The Gentlemen episode 1 recap: Refined Aggression

The Gentlemen episode 2 recap: Tackle Tommy Woo Woo

The Gentlemen episode 3 recap: Where's My Weed At?

The Gentlemen episode 4 recap: An Unsympathetic Gentleman

The Gentlemen episode 5 recap: I've Got Hundreds of Cousins

The Gentlemen episode 6 recap: All Eventualities

The Gentlemen episode 7 recap: Not Without Danger

The Gentlemen episode 8 — the ending explained: Who controls the Glass weed empire?

There are some eccentric characters in The Gentlemen, and here's one played by Daniel Ings.
There are some eccentric characters in The Gentlemen, and here's one played by Daniel Ings.

The Gentlemen cast — Theo James on playing the new Duke of Halstead, Eddie Horniman

Theo James plays The Gentlemen's lead character The Duke of Halstead, aka Eddie Horniman, who inherits a stately home. Thos says: “The fascinating conceit is really what drew me to the show the most …the melding of aristocracy and the underworld and how those things collide in the most bombastic way.”

* Theo James recently starred in The White Lotus season 2, playing Cameron Sullivan who was holidaying in Sicily. He shot to fame playing Four in the Divergent movies and has since played Henry DeTamble in The Time Traveler’s Wife. He’s starred in Mr Malcolm’s List, Sanditon, The World of the Worlds: The Musical Drama and Dual and lent his voice to The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, Castlevania and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. He was tragic Mr Pamuk in the first series of Downton Abbey.

Theo James as Eddie Horniman in The Gentlemen.
Theo James as Eddie Horniman in The Gentlemen.
Meghann Fahy and Theo James in The White Lotus.
Meghann Fahy and Theo James in The White Lotus.

Kaya Scodelario on playing Susie Glass

Kaya Scodelario, who plays Susie Glass in The Gentlemen, said at the recent London launch event. "Susie’s dad is inside doing a long stretch, so she’s looking after his weed empire,’ says Kaya Scodelairo. ‘She’s used to dealing with aristocrats, who usually bend over and let her get on with it. But Eddie comes up against her. She notices potential in him, which could be quite useful on the other side of the line. I know women like Susie. I based her on themums of some of my friends, who are super scary!

"What I loved about her [Susie Glass], is that I very rarely get to play women who are already at the top of their game. It’s always a young woman finding her way in life and what I loved about Susie is we meet her and she is already a boss….She is good at her job.”

* Kaya Scodelario has recently starred in This Is Christmas, Don’t Make Me Go and The King’s Daughter. She rose to fame playing Effy in the Channel series Skins and has also starred in The Pale Horse, Spinning Out, The Maze Runner and Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge.

Kaya Scodelario as Susie Glass.
Kaya Scodelario as Susie Glass.
Kaya Scodelario as Cass in The Gentlemen.
Kaya Scodelario as Cass in The Gentlemen.

Who else is starring in The Gentlemen

The Gentlemen TV series boasts a star-filled cast, including Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck) as Lady Sabrina, Daniel Ings (The Gold) as elder brother Freddie, Edward Fox as the dying Duke, Max Beesley (Hijack) as boxing promoter Henry Collins, Freddie Fox (White House Farm, Worried about The Boy) as Max Bassington, Josh FInan as Jethro, Chanel Cresswell plays Tammy Horniman and former footballer and Snatch star Vinne Jones as the estate's groundkeeper Geoff Seacombe.

Ray Winstone also stars as Bobby Glass, a career criminal from the East End of London who founded an industrial cannabis empire. "I think there’s a hint of reality to the story," explains Ray. "There are real people like this, whether it’s the posh mob or our mob, it’s happening. But who are criminals? How did the aristocrats get the big houses in the first place? Because they were robbing people"

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Giancarlo Esposita, Alexis Rodney, Gaia Weiss, Michael Vu, Jasmine Blackborow (Marie Antoinette), Harry Goodwins (In His Hands: The Emergence), Dar Salim (The Covenant), Pearce Quigley (Detectorists), Ruby Sear and Peter Serafinowicz (The Tick) are also starring.

The Gentlemen cast: who's who in Guy Ritchie's Netflix series

Ray Winstone as criminal Bobby Glass.
Ray Winstone as criminal Bobby Glass.
Joely Richardson (and shotgun) in The Gentlemen.
Joely Richardson (and shotgun) in The Gentlemen.
Vinnie Jones in The Gentlemen.
Vinnie Jones in The Gentlemen.
Max Beesley in The Gentlemen.
Max Beesley in The Gentlemen.
Chanel Cresswell plays Tammy Horniman.
Chanel Cresswell plays Tammy Horniman.

Behind the scenes and more about The Gentlemen

The Gentlemen is co-produced by Netflix, Moonage Pictures and Miramax TV. Matthew Read is co-writer of 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.

Guy Ritchie and Vinnie Jones on the set of The Gentlemen.
Guy Ritchie and Vinnie Jones on the set of The Gentlemen.

All about director Guy Ritchie

The Gentlemen's writer and director Guy Ritchie hit the bigtime with his 1998 movie Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. He then went on to make Snatch, RocknRolla, The Covenant, Sherlock Holmes and Revolver. He also wrote the screenplay for the 2019 live version of Aladdin. Guy has directed the up-and-coming movies Aladdin 2 and The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.

Guy Ritchie at the star-studded launch of The Gentlemen, with guest such as David Beckham.
Guy Ritchie at the star-studded launch of The Gentlemen, with guest such as David Beckham.