Paramount+ has finally announced when The Gold begins in the US!
Inspired by the true story of the Brink’s-Mat robbery in 1983, the BBC mini-series comes from the creator of Guilt.
The show’s impressive ensemble cast includes Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Charlotte Spencer (Sanditon), Jack Lowden (Benediction), Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia!), Emun Elliott (The Paradise), Sean Harris (Southcliffe), Stefanie Martini (The Last Kingdom), Tom Cullen (Downton Abbey), and Peter Davison (All Creatures Great and Small).
Watch the trailer here:
The Evening Standard wrote that it was “a truly smart British crime drama with a classic feel and a knockout cast,” while The Times called the show “tremendous.”
“Filled with twists and turns, and a cast who veer between likeable and villainous, The Gold is pure primetime fun,” said The Independent‘s review.
When’s the US release date?
All six episodes will debut on Paramount+ on Sunday 17 September.
UK viewers can watch The Gold streaming on BBC iPlayer right now.
The official synopsis for The Gold reads: “On the 26 November 1983, six armed men broke into the Brink’s-Mat security depot near London’s Heathrow Airport, and inadvertently stumbled across gold bullion worth £26m.
“What started as ‘a typical Old Kent Road armed robbery’ according to detectives at the time, became a seminal event in British criminal history, remarkable not only for the scale of the theft, at the time the biggest in world history, but for its wider legacy.
“The disposal of the bullion caused the birth of large-scale international money laundering, provided the dirty money that helped fuel the London Docklands property boom, united blue and white collar criminals and left controversy and murder in its wake.”
The Gold star Hugh Bonneville, best known as Robert Crawley in Downton Abbey, published a memoir about his life earlier this year.
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