The Gentlemen season 2: everything we know about the hit Netflix show's return

A still from Netflix's The Gentlemen
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The Gentlemen, Netflix's spinoff series from the Guy Ritchie movie of the same name, is a big hit. The crime caper rocketed to number one in the streamer's TV charts and has remained in the top 10 for four weeks with 7.8 million views at the time of writing. 

If you're enjoying it – and if you're not then we recommend streaming these three great crime capers instead – you'll no doubt be asking the same question we are: will there be a The Gentlemen season two? The good news is that it doesn't look like you'll need to send the boys round to have a word in order to make it happen.

If you haven't already caught the show, The Gentlemen follows Eddie Horninan, the estranged son of an English aristocrat who finds himself embroiled in London's criminal underworld. It's been getting mixed reviews – 68% from the Rotten Tomatoes critics compared to 83% from viewers – but the people who like it love it. The Chicago Sun-Times said it's "slick and sly and darkly funny", the Daily Telegraph said it's "a fun caper", while the Decider says it's a "romp".

The Gentlemen season 2: Release date rumors

Theo James sits on a chair in the Gentlemen

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There's no guarantees when it comes to TV shows being renewed, of course, but The Gentlemen does appear to be a likely contender for a second season. Speaking to Deadline, Miramax's head of worldwide television Marc Helwig said that "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 [and] what things to focus on". 

But the first season "has to perform, and then we'll know more". One possibility is a Guy Ritchie extended universe, "a Guy Ritchie world" that might lead to another film set in the same universe. For Miramax, it definitely helps that the show is relatively cheap to make.

No matter whether it's another show or movie, Netflix chiefs have reportedly said that they're interested in a sequel, an un-named TV insider told The Sun. But the same source has raised doubt due to "challenges getting the same actors back", given that Guy Ritchie and key actors' diaries have been booked up fast. This may mean that there's still a way to go before we start hearing about a potential season two release date.   

The Gentlemen season 2: Cast rumors

A still from Netflix's The Gentlemen series

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If there's one actor that seems certain of a season two of The Gentlemen it's Theo James. Speaking to Netflix's Tudum in early March about the show's ending, he said: “That is the beginning of his [character's (i.e. Eddie Horniman)] journey into the heart of darkness.”  

"Eddie and Susie just signed the deal with the devil and they’re about to embark on a diabolical journey," he adds, which could be an indication that we'll see Kaya Scodelario return too. Of course, nothing has been confirmed but from what has been said so far, this is our earliest indication of what we can expect. 

The Gentlemen season 2: Future seasons

Daniel Ings in the Gentlemen

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It seems highly likely that we'll see multiple seasons. The show is doing good numbers for Netflix right now, and it was initially conceived as a multi-series show rather than another movie so it seems likely.  

Speaking to Digital Spy, Giancarlo Esposito – who plays Stanley Johnson in the show –says that while a second season hasn't been discussed "we have the possibility of going further, And I think the show does as well".

While Netflix hasn't announced a second season just yet, it's clearly thinking about it.

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