Call your dealer and grab a blunt because it’s time to roll a spliff in celebration of Guy Ritchie‘s THE GENTLEMEN getting a TV series adaptation. Smoke on the street is that Miramax is developing a show based on Ritchie’s action-comedy, which he is set to write and direct. Ritchie will also executive produce the series alongside Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies, who helped produce the original film.
Fun Fact: THE GENTLEMEN started off as a TV series pitch before it became destined for the big screen.
“Miramax Television is thrilled to break new creative ground in our partnership with Guy Ritchie on The Gentlemen,” said Head of Worldwide Television Marc Helwig. “One of the most distinctive and prolific filmmakers working today and someone whose creativity I have admired for many years, we couldn’t be more excited to bring the cinematic journey of The Gentlemen forth into the realm of global premium television.”
Here’s the official synopsis for THE GENTLEMEN:
From writer/director Guy Ritchie comes THE GENTLEMEN, a star-studded sophisticated action-comedy. THE GENTLEMEN follows American ex-pat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery, and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him (featuring an all-star ensemble cast including Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell, and Hugh Grant).
THE GENTLEMEN was released in theaters in January 2020 and grossed $115M+ at the worldwide box office. With a television series on the way, this could be one of Ritchie’s most ambitious projects to date. We’ll be sure to keep you in the loop as things develop.