Rupert Grint’s acclaimed TV series Snatch is coming to the UK, exclusive to BT customers.
Featuring an all-star British cast and a wild hustler storyline, the original series is must-watch TV.
Here’s everything you need to know about the slick and stylish Cockney drama:
Is Snatch connected to the Guy Ritchie movie?
Snatch is inspired by a real-life heist in London and is loosely based on Guy Ritchie’s iconic film.
It has a similar style and tone as the Jason Statham and Brad Pitt movie, but this is a different set of characters and new hustle.
Director Alex Rakoff steps into Ritchie’s shoes behind the camera and brings his experience of collaborations with musicians such as The Rolling Stones, Madonna and 50 Cent and his big screen experience on the films The Calcium Kid and Dead Man Running.
What is the TV series about?
The show centres on a gang of twenty-something, up and coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion.
After suddenly finding themselves thrown into the high-stakes world of organised crime, they quickly need to learn how to keep above water in London’s murky underbelly of rogue cops, gypsy fighters, international mobsters and East End villains.
When does it start?
The 10-part series premieres in the UK on October 31 at 10pm on AMC.
How can I watch it?
AMC is the drama channel exclusive to BT customers.
BT TV customers can watch AMC on BT TV channel 332/381, catch up on episodes on the BT Player watch on the go with the BT TV App.
The whole box set of Snatch will be available on the BT Player the day after the premiere.
BT Sport Pack customers can watch on Sky Guide channel 192.
Who is in the cast?
Luke Pasqualino (Our Girl, Skins, The Muskateers) plays Albert Hill
Albert is an aspirational young man who dreams of bettering himself. Smart, handsome, charming and a bit of a thinker as well as being a doer, Albert constantly strives to ensure that he doesn’t end up like his father, Vic Hill, an infamous London gangster who got sent down when Albert was only ten years old.
Rupert Grint (The Harry Potter films) plays Charlie Cavendish
Although intelligent and educated, he completely lacks the ‘street smarts’ that are second nature to his best friend Albert. Only a year younger, he is however hopelessly playing catch-up to Albert during the course of the series and it is in fact his desperate need to prove himself to Albert that acts as the catalyst for the mayhem that the boys find themselves in.
Lucien Laviscount (Scream Queens) plays Billy Ayres
Billy is diametrically opposed to the wealthy and educated Charlie. Rough around the edges in literally every respect, Billy is a gypsy whose very identity – and by extension his masculinity, is questioned not only by others, but also by himself. Although the inward conflict of Billy centres around ‘who am I & where do I belong?’ this absence of a connection allows him to enter any fray without fear. He has nothing to lose, and never has.
Phoebe Dynevor (Waterloo Road, Dickensian) plays Lotti Mott
A stunning beauty with equal parts charm and danger, Lotti is a cross between a model and mob wife. Although outwardly she projects a cute flakiness, seemingly lackadaisical when it comes to living day-to-day, she’s actually wracked by insecurity. She is the moll of unhinged local Cuban crime lord Sonny Costillo, but she wants to out and is willing to help the gang to get what she wants.
The rest of the gang
The cast also includes Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl) as mobster Sonny Costillo, Dougray Scott (Desperate Housewives) as Albert’s gangster father and Marc Warren (The Good Wife, Doctor Who) as dirty cop Bob Fink.
Julient Aubrey (The White Queen, Iris) is Albert’s mother Lilly, who raised him single-handedly and will fight absolutely anyone to protect her son, while Stephanie Leonidas plays Chloe Koen, an American femme fatale and problematic love interest for Charlie.
Meanwhile, British gangster movie legend Tamer Hassan (The Football Factory, The Business) stars as Vic’s prison buddy ‘Hate 'Em All’ Henry.
There's only one question left… You in or you out?
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