Guy Ritchie has returned with crime series The Gentlemen, which stars Theo James as Eddie Horniman, an aristocrat who inherits his late father’s country estate – only to realise it’s part of a cannabis empire.


Horniman is soon thrust into the criminal underworld, where he crosses paths with a host of gangsters and unsavoury criminals.

The Gentlemen is an expansion of the universe set up in Ritchie's 2019 film of the same name, but the narrative is "very different", James previously told Netflix.

The supporting stars for the series include Daniel Ings, Giancarlo Esposito, Ray Winstone and Kaya Scodelario, as well as Vinnie Jones and Joely Richardson.
Speaking to about the new series, Jones said: "I was sent the script and I was like, 'God, Guy Ritchie, that would be great.'

"I wasn't quite sure, a lot of producers had done Peaky Blinders, so it was a mixture of these worlds of, I say, Downton Abbey and Peaky Blinders all mashed together that I thought was really exciting.

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"But when you sign on for a television series, you’re given one or two episodes, so you don't know how the characters will develop. So it's a bit of a leap of faith, because you're signing on for many, many months."

So, when exactly is the series being released and who else stars in it? Read on for the everything you need to know about The Gentlemen on Netflix.

The Gentlemen series release date: When is it coming out on Netflix?

Ray Winstone in The Gentlemen wearing a chequered suit with an arm outstretched
Ray Winstone in The Gentlemen. Christopher Rafael/Netflix

The Gentlemen will be released on Netflix on Thursday 7th March 2024, it has been confirmed.

The series was first announced as being in development in late 2020, with it being described as a full-circle moment, as Ritchie had initially pitched the plot of The Gentlemen film as a TV show.

Miramax head of worldwide television Marc Helwig said: "Miramax Television is thrilled to break new creative ground in our partnership with Guy Ritchie on The Gentlemen.

"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.”

Who appears in The Gentlemen series – Will any of the film's stars return?

Joely Richardson as Lady Sabrina, Theo James as Eddie Horniman, Jasmine Blackborow as Charly Horniman, Chanel Cresswell as Tammy Horniman and Daniel Ings as Freddy Horniman in The Gentlemen gathered together in black attire under umbrellas
The Gentlemen. Christopher Rafael/Netflix

The series is set in the world of Guy Ritchie's film The Gentlemen, but it is not expected to star any of the original characters, so don't be on the lookout for Matthew McConaughey or Hugh Grant at any point.

Instead, the series will be led by Theo James and Kaya Scodelario, while Ray Winstone, Daniel Ings, Joely Richardson, Vinnie Jones, Giancarlo Esposito, Max Beesley and Peter Serafinowicz are also appearing in supporting roles.

Winstone's involvement was only announced in January 2024, with the actor playing Bobby Glass, a career criminal from the East End of London who founded an industrial cannabis empire, and the father of Scodelario's character.

Here's a full list of the stars appearing in The Gentlemen:

  • Theo James as Eddie Horniman
  • Kaya Scodelario as Susie Glass
  • Ray Winstone as Bobby Glass
  • Daniel Ings as Freddy Horniman
  • Joely Richardson as Lady Sabrina
  • Vinnie Jones as Geoff Seacombe
  • Giancarlo Esposito as Uncle Stan
  • Chanel Cresswell as Tammy Horniman
  • Michael Vu as Jimmy Chang
  • Max Beesley as Henry Collins
  • Jasmine Blackborow as Charly
  • Harry Goodwins as Jack
  • Dar Salim as TBC
  • Pearce Quigley as Gospel John
  • Ruby Sear as Gabrielle
  • Peter Serafinowicz as Tommy Dixon

Jones starred in Ritchie's first two films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch.

His character Geoff Seacombe is the groundskeeper of the central character's estate in The Gentlemen.

Talking to about what it was like to re-team with Ritchie on the project, he said: "Guy and myself have come a long, long way since the Lock, Stock and Snatch days.

"I think he was warmed that I was on the set and I was warmed that we were reunited. I'd reunited with Matthew Vaughn a few years ago on Kingsman, so it was just wonderful."

"It’s like your brother's directing it and you're in a movie, that’s kind of how it is, that's really the best way to describe it.

"I'm working on my younger brother’s movie. You're gonna do your best. But I think it was a big deal to everybody."

What is The Gentlemen series about?

Max Beesley as Henry Collins in The Gentlemen smoking a cigar
Max Beesley as Henry Collins in The Gentlemen. Matthew Towers/Netflix

The Gentlemen is set in the same universe as Guy Ritchie's 2019 crime film of the same name, but it features different characters and tells a different story.

The official synopsis for the series says: "The Gentlemen sees Eddie Horniman (Theo James) unexpectedly inherit his father’s sizeable country estate - only to discover it’s part of a cannabis empire.

"Moreover, a host of unsavoury characters from Britain’s criminal underworld want a piece of the operation.

"Determined to extricate his family from their clutches, Eddie tries to play the gangsters at their own game. However, as he gets sucked into the world of criminality, he begins to find a taste for it."

The Gentlemen trailer

The first trailer for the series previously landed, giving fans a first look at Theo in action – and the footage contains all the drama, verbal sparring and atmosphere that you'd expect from a Richie project.

You can watch the full trailer for The Gentlemen on Netflix right here now.

The Gentlemen became available to stream on Netflix from Thursday 7th March 2024. Sign up for Netflix from £4.99 a month. Netflix is also available on Sky Glass and Virgin Media Stream.

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