Deadline is reporting that The Raid helmer Gareth Evans is lining up a new project for cable television. The trade says that Evans is set to direct the new series, which will be written by Peter Berry, Clare Wilson, Joe Murtagh, Matt Flannery and Evans.
The trade blog says that the drama is set in contemporary London as it is becoming torn apart by power struggles involving a number of international gangs. The series begins as the head of one criminal gang is assassinated and the power vacuum threatens the fragile peace between the other underworld organisations.
Evans says that the show would bring a “cinematic viewing experience” into U.S and UK homes.
“It has been a thrilling experience to leap into long-form storytelling, exploring a multicultural world of global crime as it intersects on the streets of London,” he added.
The series will bow in 2019.