After the massive success of his feature film Gentlemen in 2014, Michael Marcimains has now turned his attention towards a full TV adaptation of Klas Östergren’s novels, Gentlemen and Gangsters. Östergren has said that the series will be “the definitive version of this story.”
On New Year’s Day the miniseries Gentlemen & Gangsters will premiere on SVT in Sweden. The cast includes David Dencik, Ruth Vega Fernandez and Sverrir Gudnasson.
Beaten up, bruised, and scared, a young writer hides in a Stockholm apartment, writing the story of its disappeared inhabitants: the flamboyant and charismatic Morgan brothers.
It all began a year earlier, when he was rooming with Henry Morgan, a boxer, piano player, composer, bartender, and old-fashioned gentleman with a Gatsby-like capacity for turning life into a feast and absolutely no talent for keeping secrets.
The two friends led the high-life in Stockholm until the day Henry’s younger brother Leo – a star poet, drunk, political provocateur – showed up. Leo drags them into a scandal involving illegal weapons and gangsters, and soon the three men find themselves unwittingly and irreversibly trapped in a dangerous plot.
Gentlemen and Gangsters will air over four nights on the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 7th January 2016.