Kaya Scodalerio has entered into a Gentelmen’s agreement
The 30-year-old half-Brazilian actress has joined the cast of Guy Ritchie’s Netflix series The Gentlemen, inspired by Ritchie’s 2019 Miramax film.
Scodalerio is among a list of new cast additions that includes Vinnie Jones, Giancarlo Esposito, Daniel Ings, Joely Richardson and Peter Serafinowicz.
The eight-part drama series follows Eddie Halstead (James), who has inherited his father’s sizeable estate only to discover that it’s sitting on top of a weed empire owned by the legendary Mickey Pearson. Has this straight-up soldier got what it takes to master the dark arts of the British criminal underworld and take control of the entire operation?
Scodalerio will play Susie Glass, the yin to Eddie Halstead’s (Theo James) yang who oversees Mickey Pearson’s drug business; Jones will play Geoff Seacombe, the groundskeeper of the estate; Ings will play Freddy Halstead, Eddie’s older sibling who owes dangerous people a debt; Richardson will play Lady Sabrina, Eddie and Freddy’s mother.
Ritchie is at the helm of the production, serving as creator, co-writer and executive producer and will direct the first two episodes. Matthew Read will co-write The Gentlemen with Ritchie.
“The world of The Gentlemen is a little bit of me,” Ritchie said in a statement. “I’m thrilled that with Netflix, Miramax and Moonage we have this opportunity to inhabit it once again. We’re looking forward to bringing fans back into that world, introducing new characters and their stories and I am excited to be doing it with this extremely talented cast.”
Production begins November 7 in London on the series set in the world of the 2019 film but not starring the original characters.
“The Gentlemen marks a proud moment for Miramax Television,” said the head of global television at Miramax TV. “We are thrilled to partner with the always brilliant Guy Ritchie as he directs his unique cinematic lens towards television for the very first time. We are excited to partner with Netflix and Moonage in bringing Guy’s distinctive creative vision to a global audience.”
Scodelario’s previous credits include Spinning Out, the Maze Runner film series, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.