AMC's Hustle, a coproduction of the cable network and the BBC, is going into production on its fourth season.
The cast and crew are in production in London and will cross the pond in November and December to shoot two episodes in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Season four, which consists of six episodes, is set to premiere in March.
The hour-long series follows the exploits of a crew of London-based con artists who pull off daringly intricate stings to swindle money from greedy, morally corrupt "marks." For the upcoming season, Ashley Walters joins the cast, which includes Robert Vaughn, Adrian Lester, Jaime Murray, Marc Warren, and Robert Glenister.
Hustle, one of the most successful of the BBC's current crop of dramas, will return with its sixth series next year following another successful year.
The show, which follows a gang of expert con-artists as they swindle their way across London, has attracted five-and-a-half million viewers throughout the current series--making it one of the most popular dramas on the BBC.
Series five, which concludes tonight, has seen two new members join the team and the return of the gang's old grifting boss Mickey Stone.
"We are really pleased with the way that series five has been received and having a fabulous actor like Adrian Lester back in the fold has really helped," said Hustle's creator Tony Jordan. "I've already got some great ideas for series six, so I can't wait to get cracking on the scripts."Read more
Crook, who recently played a gangster in Skins' third series, guest stars in the opening episode as a creepy character called Cedric. Lester, meanwhile, will appear later in the series as a devious man named Myror.
Also appearing alongside the original cast will be Mistresses actress Sarah Parish, who plays a troll masquerading as a beautiful woman, and Gosford Park's Charles Dance, who joins the cast as a sinister witch-finder.
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TV grifters don’t come more reliable than Albert Stroller. He’s contributed to every con since Hustle debuted in 2004, and remains seemingly unabashed that he’s typecast into all the boring, old man roles. For the most part this season Albert’s been overlooked by his perky, pro-active counterparts--you’d be forgiven for thinking dowdy barman Eddie had taken his place--but this Friday’s finale (9pm, BBC1) cements his place in the group.
Albert (Robert Vaughn) is finally given some decent screen time this Friday, in an episode almost entirely dedicated to him. While most of the team are distracted by a ridiculous plot, about stolen diamonds and the mafia, Albert takes personal leave to contemplate some life-changing news, given to him from an old acquaintance (played by Hannah Gordon).
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From the makers of Spooks and acclaimed writer Tony Jordan comes this slick and stylish drama. An action-packed blend of humour and intrigue, following the fortunes of a gang of expert cons on the loose in London.
Hustle follows the fortunes of a gang of five expert con artists let loose on the streets of London. They are specialists in the way of the grifter and all are keen to liberate cash from the amoral and undeserving.
Each episode comprises of a main plot or 'long con' whilst also squeezing in some sub plots known as 'short cons'.
From faking film sets and expensive paintings to double-crossing the duplicitous head of a bank's security system... THE CON IS ON.
There is also now a spin off series The Real Hustle which is a way of showing viewers how the cons can be acheived.