‘The Gentlemen’ Teaser Reveals Ray Winstone Has Joined Guy Ritchie’s Netflix Spinoff Series

Guy Ritchie continues to work at a blistering pace. Just days ago it was revealed that he would direct Fountain of Youth, an adventure movie John Krasinski and Natalie Portman. But he already has two movies that could arrive this year, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, and an untitled action-comedy with Henry Cavill, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Eiza Gonzalez. With so much going on for Ritchie, it’s easy to forget that he also has a Netflix series, The Gentlemen, a spinoff based on his hit 2019 movie.

This new version of The Gentlemen stars Theo James, Kaya Scodelario, Daniel Ings, Joely Richardson, Giancarlo Esposito, Peter Serafinowicz, Max Beesley, Chanel Cresswell, and Vinnie Jones. It’s unclear how or if the show will tie-in to the original movie led by Matthew McConaughey, but the gangster comedy’s tone is definitely in place. I remember the movie being like the English version of a stoner crime comedy.

With the release of today’s trailer, Netflix has also confirmed Ray Winstone as part of the cast. He’ll play Bobby Glass, father to Scodelario’s Susie Glass, and an East London career criminal with an industrial cannabis empire.

Ritchie is aboard to direct and co-write the pilot episode with Matthew Read.

Here’s the synopsis: THE GENTLEMEN sees Eddie Horniman (Theo James) unexpectedly inherit his father’s sizable country estate – only to discover it’s part of a clandestine cannabis empire. Moreover, many unsavory 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 will hit Netflix in March.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.