The Gold, which is currently heading to Paramount Plus in America in September tells viewers across the globe about the real-life story of the gang who robbed Brink’s Mat security depot near London Heathrow, after accidentally stumbling across gold bullions worth a whopping 26 million pounds.
Starring Hugh Bonneville, Jack Lowden, Dominic Cooper, Charlotte Spencer, and Tom Cullen, this six-part drama closely follows the events of notable November 26, 1983, when six armed men carried out the biggest heist in history – the after-effects of this robbery is also highlighted.
The Gold Release Date
The Gold is expected to be released in the US on Paramount Plus starting on September 17 – and it will open with two episodes with new ones added weekly on Sundays.
The Plot and Characters Brief Synopsis
The Gold is based on the infamous Brink’s-Mat heist involving 6 armed robbers who set out to carry out what meant to be a ‘typical Old Kent Road armed robbery’.
However, when they broke into the security depot near London’s Heathrow airport, these guys found gold bullion worth 26 million fortunately for the lax security guard who was later part of the crime, these robbers pulled the heist successfully which became a seminal event in British criminal history and its legacy spread far and wide.
The ultimate result? The birth of large-scale money laundering cases, illegal gains from London Dockland’s property boom, etc.
In terms of the cast- what we know so far is that Hugh Bonneville plays the top Met detective, Brian Boyce, Jack Lowden plays Kenneth Noye who is a criminal in the robbery; Dominic Cooper as Edwyn Cooper who is a rather shady businessman – we’re not giving out all the spoilers about the cast – you will just have to watch it for yourself!