Gangs Of London star Sope Dirisu has revealed that the highly-anticipated second season of Sky Atlantic's hit crime show is due to go into production in "the next few months".

The actor, who is nominated for the EE Rising Star Bafta after a breakout year in 2020 with the crime drama and horror film His House, is due to reprise his role as undercover police officer Elliot Finch.

He told the PA news agency: "I am very excited for what they are cooking up in the writers' room for season two.

"I've not seen anything that I could possibly share, unfortunately, but what I love about Gangs Of London is how expansive the storytelling is, it's really incorporating very many different aspects of the city and I am hoping we get to see even more little nooks and crannies of London that we weren't expecting.

Sope Dirisu

"I think that will be the lifeblood of the series, celebrating cultures, celebrating the city and celebrating the things that people will do in order to protect and provide for their families."

Asked if he had seen any scripts, he said: "I haven't but we are hoping to go into production in the next few months, Covid permitting, and if everything goes to plan, so I am expecting something soon.

"I would love for Elliot the same thing I would love for all humanity, and that is peace of mind and happiness, but I don't think that is the trajectory that he is on.

"I think it's going to get a lot worse before it gets better for him, so I suppose what I would like that is a bit more realistic is a rollercoaster ride, something that he can look back and be like, 'I lived through that, there were a lot of experiences'."