2024 Tv Series The Gentlemen

The Gentlemen is an action comedy television series created by Guy Ritchie for Netflix.

It is a spin-off of Ritchie's 2019 film of the same name. The series stars Theo James in the lead role and was released on March 7, 2024.

The Gentlemen
2024 Tv Series The Gentlemen
Genre
Created byGuy Ritchie
Inspired byThe Gentlemen
by Guy Ritchie
Story by
  • Guy Ritchie
  • Matthew Read
Starring
Music byChristopher Benstead
Country of origin
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producers
  • Guy Ritchie
  • Matthew Read
  • Ivan Atkinson
  • Bill Block
  • Marn Davies
  • Will Gould
  • Marc Helwig
  • Frith Tiplady
ProducerHugh Warren
Cinematography
  • Ed Wild
  • Björn Charpentier
  • Callan Green
Running time43–67 minutes
Production companies
Original release
NetworkNetflix
ReleaseMarch 7, 2024 (2024-03-07)
Related
The Gentlemen (film)

Premise

Edward Horniman has unexpectedly inherited an estate of 15,000 acres (6000 hectares) and the title of Duke of Halstead at the reading of the last will and testament of his deceased father. He learns that the land has become part of a weed-growing empire run by Susie Glass. He must navigate a world of eclectic and dangerous characters with nefarious agendas, while also trying to protect his home and stay alive.

Cast

Main

  • Theo James as Edward "Eddie" Horniman, The 13th Duke of Halstead and a former United Nations peacekeeping officer.
  • Kaya Scodelario as Susan "Susie" Glass, the de facto head of Bobby Glass's criminal syndicate while he is in prison.
  • Daniel Ings as Lord Frederick "Freddy" Horniman, Eddie's unreliable cocaine-addicted older brother.
  • Joely Richardson as Sabrina Horniman, The Duchess of Halstead, Eddie, Freddy and Charly's mother who wants to keep her family away from criminal activity.
  • Joshua McGuire as Peter Spencer-Forbes / Sticky Pete, a criminal con-man who targets Freddy.
  • Vinnie Jones as Geoffrey Seacombe, the long-serving gamekeeper of Halstead Manor.
  • Edward Fox as Archibald Horniman, the 12th Duke of Halstead, the ageing father of the Horniman brothers.
  • Giancarlo Esposito as Stanley Johnston, a wine-loving American billionaire who seeks to buy Halstead Manor.
  • Ray Winstone as Robert "Bobby" Glass, Susie's father and the incarcerated head of a cannabis empire that uses the grounds of Halstead Manor as part of its operation.
  • Freddie Fox as Max Bassington, the 9th Lord Bassington Smythe and an aspiring actor with a dark secret.
  • Kristofer Hivju as Florian de Groot, the Belgian distributor of cannabis from England to mainland Europe through Zeebrugge.
  • Laurence O'Fuarain as JP Ward, the head of a traveller family who becomes Susie's cannabis distributor.

Recurring

  • Stephane Fichet as Mr. Lawrence, the Halstead family butler.
  • Jasmine Blackborow as Lady Charlotte "Charly" Horniman, Eddie and Freddy's younger sister who lives away at university.
  • Chanel Cresswell as Tamasina "Tammy" Lady Horniman, Freddy's wife.
  • Pearce Quigley as John "The Gospel" Dixon, the head of the Scouse crime family.
  • John McGrellis as Errol, the second-in-command of the Scouse crime family.
  • Michael Vu as James "Jimmy" Chang, Susie's chief weed grower.
  • Harry Goodwins as Jack Glass, Susie's brother and a professional boxer.
  • Alexis Rodney as Emory Stevens, Stanley's loyal servant.
  • Mason Antonio Fardowe as Keith, one of Susie's bodyguards.
  • Logan Dean as Blanket, another of Susie's bodyguards.
  • Gaia Weiss as Princess Rosanne, Eddie's childhood friend and the Countess of Tournai who is 11th in line to the Belgian throne.
  • Ruby Sear as Gabrielle, a mysterious woman who encounters and befriends Jimmy.
  • Max Beesley as Henry Collins, an ex-army officer who is now a successful London boxing promoter.

Guest

  • Ranjit Krishnamma as Ahmed Iqbal, the Halstead family solicitor.
  • Peter Serafinowicz as Tommy Dixon, John's brother and a high-ranking member of the Scouse crime family.
  • Josh Finan as Jethro, the accountant for the Scouse crime family who has obsessive–compulsive disorder.
  • Dar Salim as Felix, a "cleaner" working for Susie.
  • Cameron Cook as Tonibler / Toni Blair, the head of a Kosovan-Albanian gang.
  • Martha Millan as Mercy Moreno, a Filipino dealer in high-end sportscars that is used as a front to ship Colombian cocaine.
  • John Thomson as Frank, a disgraced journalist who blackmails the Bassingtons.
  • Leah McNamara as Kellie Ann Ward, JP's daughter who attempts to steal generators from Susie's cannabis farm.
  • Guz Khan as Chucky Kubra, an experienced money launderer working for Susie.
  • Gary Beadle as Thick Rick, a former accountant who works with Henry to "wash" money through betting on boxing matches.
  • Nigel Havers as the Lord Whitecroft, who previously worked with the Glass family.

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date 
1"Refined Aggression"Guy RitchieGuy Ritchie & Matthew ReadMarch 7, 2024 (2024-03-07)
Eddie Horniman, an Army officer, returns home to England while his father, the Duke of Halstead, is on his deathbed. The Duke dies and Eddie unexpectedly inherits the Dukedom and family estate per his father's wishes, bypassing his irresponsible elder brother, Freddy. After assuming his new role, Eddie learns Freddy owes an £8 million debt to Tommy Dixon, a vicious Scouse drug dealer. Eddie decides to sell the estate to investor Stanley Johnston to raise the funds and save Freddy's life. However, he stops when he meets Susie Glass, who reveals the existence of a large cannabis farm beneath the estate, established from a financial arrangement between their fathers. Susie agrees to renegotiate terms with Tommy, managing to halve the debt in return for a rapid cash payment and Freddy's participation in a humiliating video. Eddie raises the £4 million by selling the estate wine collection to Johnston and, with Susie's help, securing back a major bet placed by Freddy with Sticky Pete, a deceptive bookmaker. Tommy arrives at the estate to collect the money and film the video. However, when Tommy repeatedly provokes a cocaine-fuelled and emotional Freddy, Freddy returns with a shotgun and shoots Tommy dead.
2"Tackle Tommy Woo Woo"Guy RitchieGuy Ritchie & Matthew ReadMarch 7, 2024 (2024-03-07)
Immediately after Tommy's murder, his associate Jethro attempts to flee but is caught. Susie hires Felix, an underground crime scene "cleaner" to dispose of Tommy and murder Jethro. However, Eddie takes pity on him and comes up with an alternative plan to frame Jethro for Tommy's murder and help him flee the country. The next day, John "the Gospel" Dixon, Tommy's evangelical brother and head of the Scouse cocaine syndicate, arrives at the estate with his henchmen, looking for the missing Tommy. Eddie convinces them that Tommy and Jethro had an argument, so Jethro may be responsible for Tommy's disappearance. Later, whilst retrieving Jethro's passport from his flat, Eddie gets into a fight with one of Dixon's henchmen who was inside waiting for Jethro. Eddie ends up murdering him, but is shot in the process. Nursing the wound, Eddie is forced to attend a gala hosted by Johnston, who Susie reveals is a crystal meth kingpin. She suspects Johnston wants to expand his drug operations, and he makes her an offer to partner. Eddie then asks for a meeting with Bobby Glass, Susie's father, who is imprisoned in a luxury, open-air prison due to his wealth and influence. Eddie makes an offer to Bobby - end the cannabis operation in return for Eddie making even more money for Bobby. He agrees to consider the offer. Finally, Eddie helps Jethro flee the country, but unbeknownst to him, Susie secretly has Felix murder Jethro to tie up the loose end.
3"Where's My Weed At?"Nima NourizadehHaleema Mirza & Matthew ReadMarch 7, 2024 (2024-03-07)
Jimmy, the chief grower at the cannabis farm, loses a shipment when he is conned by a mysterious woman named Gabrielle. As the shipment is delayed, Susie agrees to undertake a favour for the inconvenienced customer - 'Tony Blair', the leader of a Kosovan-Albanian gang. They want to steal a Lamborghini Huracan, and the task is delegated to Eddie. It belongs to Mercy, a chop shop owner, who Eddie soon suspects of hiding more violent tendencies. When Eddie infiltrates the garage at night to steal the car, he discovers and rescues a captured member of Blair's gang. The member reveals that the Lamborghini contains a hidden cocaine shipment, as Mercy is also a drug dealer with Colombian backing. Blair deceived Eddie and Susie with a story about a car theft to obtain the cocaine. Freddy is captured by Mercy's gang and ransomed in return for the drugs. Eddie and Susie arrange an exchange, offering a captured Blair in return for Freddy. Mercy brutally kills Blair and lets Freddy go. Susie is impressed by Eddie's calmness under fire, although Eddie's mother, Lady Sabrina, worries about the impact of growing criminality on the family. Susie and her crew cannot find the stolen shipment, but Gabrielle contacts Jimmy again to continue the con.
4"An Unsympathetic Gentleman"Nima NourizadehMatthew Read & Billy Mason Wood & Theo Mason WoodMarch 7, 2024 (2024-03-07)
Under pressure from Susie, Eddie approaches Max, the newly installed Lord Bassington, offering to construct a cannabis farm underneath his estate, thus replacing the one at Halstead Manor. Max is receptive but requires Eddie's help dealing with a blackmailer. Eddie agrees and meets the blackmailer, Frank, an ex-journalist, who swiftly escapes. Susie intervenes, and they track Frank down, taking him to a meeting with Max. Frank reveals Max is a secret Nazi and admirer of Adolf Hitler, even having Hitler's famed missing testicle in his possession. The meeting rapidly descends into a shootout, during which Max and Frank are wounded. Susie uses her enforcers to intimidate a defeated Max into signing a land deal. Separately, Lady Sabrina has gamekeeper Geoff introduce her to an alternative host for the cannabis farm - a local sheep farmer. Susie agrees to consider the possibility. Elsewhere, smitten by Gabrielle and unaware of her role in stealing the previous shipment, Jimmy shows her the farm and reveals key details of the distribution network.
5"I've Hundreds of Cousins"Eran CreevyStuart CarolanMarch 7, 2024 (2024-03-07)
Despite obtaining two new weed farms for the Glass empire, Bobby tells Susie he has no intention of letting Eddie walk away. Susie enlists Eddie's help when Florian de Groot, the manager of Glass distributions through Belgium, attempts to leverage a bigger financial cut. Simultaneously, two generators are stolen from the farm by the Ward family, a notorious group of Travellers. Eddie and Susie visit their leader, JP Ward, who reveals he knows of the weed operation and wants in. Eddie suggests using the Wards as distributors, cutting de Groot out. Susie agrees, and the new arrangement proves successful. However, suspicion falls on the Wards when £4 million is robbed from the farm. Eddie determines that de Groot orchestrated the theft to frame the Wards and resume his position. Eddie and Susie confront de Groot, forcing him to reveal Susie's bodyguard Keith helped him. Eddie hands Keith over to be executed by the Wards, but before he dies, Keith reveals Jethro's murder, shaking Eddie's faith in Susie. Elsewhere, Lady Sabrina and Geoff reflect on their former affair and the fact that Geoff is the biological father of Eddie and Freddy's sister Charlotte.
6"All Eventualities"Eran CreevyStuart CarolanMarch 7, 2024 (2024-03-07)
Despite exceeding the financial threshold for his exit, Susie informs Eddie that it will take another three months for the money to be properly laundered and considered profit. There is a further complication when Chucky Kubra, Susie's money launderer, discovers her brother Jack having sex with his girlfriend. At a boxing party, Eddie meets Henry Collins, an ex-army officer and Jack's promoter, who offers to help launder the money. Initially, Eddie returns to Chucky when Susie fixes relations, but he is angered to learn she told Chucky to delay the laundering process deliberately. Eddie takes the money to Henry instead, prompting an argument where Susie reveals the Glasses have no intention of letting the Hornimans leave the empire. Seeking a way out, Eddie meets with Johnston to enlist his help. Meanwhile, Freddy tries to pitch growing 'cocaine-weed' to Susie, implying he would allow Eddie's murder to take over the estate and continue the operation. Susie rejects his offer, citing the importance of family. At a fight between Jack and an Uzbek boxer, Henry reveals to Susie that he intends to take over the Glass drug empire, either peacefully or through a war. Susie refuses and threatens Henry in return. On Henry's order, Jack is knocked out in the ring and hospitalised.
7"Not Without Danger"David CaffreyJohn JacksonMarch 7, 2024 (2024-03-07)
As Jack lies comatose in hospital, Susie blames Eddie. She oversees the assassinations of Collins' lieutenant and the Uzbek boxer, but Bobby reins her in, stating he will handle Collins himself. Eddie learns Johnston wants the names of the other 12 landowners who host Glass farms. Eddie and Freddy obtain them from Lord 'Tibsy' Whitecroft, a former Glass associate. Freddy confesses he asked Susie to have Eddie murdered, angering Eddie. Jimmy also confesses he told Gabrielle about Susie's whereabouts, prompting Susie to threaten Gabrielle. She reveals she works for Johnston and that he is the mastermind behind the thefts of the weed shipments, de Groot's shipping delays, Keith's betrayal and Collins' attacks, all in bids to weaken the Glass empire. Eddie hands the names over to Johnston's chief of staff, Stevens, but then visits Bobby, hinting at an alternative plan. Susie ambushes Collins and seriously wounds him, but he reveals Eddie's secret meetings with Johnston. In revenge, she calls John Dixon and reveals the truth behind Tommy's murder. Finally, a pregnant Charlotte returns from university, surprising the family and Geoff. Worried for her safety at the estate, Geoff tells her about the drug empire.
8"The Gospel According to Bobby Glass"David CaffreyMatthew ReadMarch 7, 2024 (2024-03-07)
When Jack wakes up from his coma, Susie discovers from Bobby that Eddie isn't a traitor, as he had given fake names to Johnston. Susie sends reinforcements to help the Hornimans protect the estate, but a shootout is averted when Bobby makes a deal with Dixon. Freddy and Eddie reconcile, whilst Charlotte and Geoff have a heart to heart, in which he admits he is her father. Bobby reveals to Susie and Eddie that he is retiring and tasks them with overseeing bids for his empire from Johnston, the Colombians via Mercy, and the Russians via Sticky Pete. Eddie is also inspired to bid after Freddy calls him perfectly suited for the empire. Eddie assembles a consortium involving Tibsy, the other 12 lords, and Collins. Susie isn't interested in joining with Collins' presence, but encouragement from Lady Sabrina and Eddie convinces her. After all bids are submitted, Eddie sabotages his rivals by arranging for Johnston's arrest over tax affairs and the murders of Sticky Pete and Mercy. He also betrays Collins and executes him, having never intended to actually work with him. Impressed, Bobby reveals his retirement was a ruse to test Eddie and Susie's suitability to inherit the empire one day. With the new state of affairs in place, Johnston joins Bobby in the luxury open-air prison as another 'gentleman'.

Production

Guy Ritchie entered development of a television series for him to write and direct inspired by his film The Gentlemen with Moonage Pictures and Miramax Television in October 2020. Ritchie was also executive producing alongside the producers of the original film. Matthew Read helped Richie write the pilot script, also coming on board to executive produce at Moonage with Will Gould, and Netflix ultimately ordered the series. The cast, including Theo James, Kaya Scodelario, Daniel Ings, Joely Richardson, Giancarlo Esposito, Peter Serafinowicz, and Vinnie Jones, was announced the week before filming was set to begin, and Alexis Rodney was added in the first week of filming. In June 2023, Max Beesley was added to the cast, and Hugh Warren was revealed as the series producer. Chanel Cresswell joined the cast in a recurring role during production in December. Ray Winstone, Jasmine Blackborow, and Michael were also revealed to be part of the cast through a teaser in January 2024.

Production took place in London and Badminton House running from November 2022 through June 2023. Filming took place at Longcross Studios and West London Film Studios with additional on-location shooting throughout the town, including at the Princess Victoria pub and the Tate Modern as well as areas of Hackney and Islington. Stoke Poges in Buckinghamshire is used for two locations with Stoke Court the location of the prison where Bobby Glass is seen on the roof with his pigeons and Chucky's mansion is a property on West End Lane. The backdrop of Printworks London was also present during the first episode.

Release

The Gentlemen was released on Netflix on March 7, 2024.

Reception

The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported a 74% approval rating with an average rating of 7.1/10, based on 70 critic reviews. The website's critics consensus reads, "Slick as a well-pressed suit and given watchable wattage by its cast, Guy Ritchie's The Gentlemen doesn't seamlessly expand upon the original movie but has enough verve to be fun on its own terms." Metacritic gave it a weighted average score of 67 out of 100 based on 26 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".

Anita Singh of The Telegraph gave the series three stars out of five, describing it as "everything you want from a Guy Ritchie caper." Lucy Mangan of The Guardian rated it three out of five, and called it "a lot of daft stories crammed together and spattered with blood for your entertainment" recommending it to viewers who are fans of Ritchie's films.

Notes

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