Will There Be A Second Season Of The Gentlemen? It’s Looking Likely…

By Olivia Emily

2 months ago

Could this be the beginning of a Guy Ritchie universe?

Fans of The Gentlemen are in luck: a second season is looking very likely, with Netflix chiefs and the series lead Theo James keen for a sequel. Here’s everything we know so far.

Netflix’s The Gentlemen: Season 2?

Theo James as Eddie Horniman in The Gentlemen

Theo James as Eddie Horniman in The Gentlemen. © Christopher Rafael/Netflix

The Gentlemen is Netflix’s biggest show of 2024 so far, staving off competition from the likes of 3 Body Problem and Ripley to top the charts week on week since it launched in March. Viewers in the UK and across the Atlantic are equally enamoured, with dreamy Theo James (who we last saw as arrogant American investments manager Cameron Sullivan in the second season of The White Lotus) leading the star-studded pack, tailed by Kaya Scodelario, Daniel Ings, Ray Winstone and plenty more.

What Is The Gentlemen About?

Set in the same universe as Guy Ritchie’s 2019 film of the same name, The Gentlemen centres on Eddie Horniman (Theo James), the son of a wealthy landowner who unexpectedly inherits the family’s sizeable country estate upon the death of his father over his brother (and the first born son), Freddy Horniman (Daniel Ings). Overseeing his inheritance with a quick survey of the estate, Eddie soon discovers all is not as it seems – and the bucolic estate is actually a key piece in a huge cannabis empire.

Eddie is soon drawn into society’s underbelly, with key players in the criminal underworld keen for a piece of the pie. Eddie, however, wants out, and grapples to tear the family from the criminals’ clutches. But, with an unreliable brother in a bit of a financial mess, Eddie must first attempt to play the gangsters at their own game – only to soon discover he has somewhat of a taste for it…

Kaya Scodelario as Susie Glass in The Gentlemen

Kaya Scodelario as Susie Glass. © Christopher Rafael/Netflix

Will There Be A Season 2?

It’s looking likely there will be a second season of The Gentlemen. Last month, producer Marc Helwig told Deadline: ‘We have started that process. There are some writers we’ve talked to, certainly lots of discussion with Guy about what he might want to do in a second season, what things to focus on.’

Helwig added there has been an ‘active ongoing discussion already’ about ‘what a second season would be’, hinting this foray could ‘spawn some kind of a universe – a Guy Ritchie world’. A spin off, perchance?

That said, a source recently told The Sun that ‘it’s going to be quite a challenge getting the same actors back together, but Netflix chiefs are keen for a sequel. The success of series one has already convinced them there’s huge potential for a follow-up.’

Guy Ritchie and Vinnie Jones behind the scenes of The Gentlemen

Guy Ritchie and Vinnie Jones behind the scenes of The Gentlemen. © Christopher Rafael/Netflix

For now, the series lead Theo James is keeping his attention on Eddie. When explaining the series ending to Netflix, he called it ‘the beginning of his journey into the heart of darkness’, comparing the pivotal moment (no spoilers) to Shakespeare’s legendary characters Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, as well as The Godfather. ‘Michael Corleone’s soul is broken in the journey of that film,’ says James. ‘And similarly, in a more bombastic Guy Ritchie way, Eddie’s soul is darkened. He finally realises that with power comes death, and he begins to enjoy it…

‘Eddie and Susie just signed the deal with the devil and they’re about to embark on a diabolical journey,’ he says. About to? That’s all the confirmation we need.

Daniel Ings as Freddy Horniman in The Gentlemen

Daniel Ings as Freddy Horniman. © Christopher Rafael/Netflix

Where Is The Gentlemen Streaming?

All episodes of The Gentlemen are streaming globally on Netflix.