BBC Orders A Further Two Series Of Peaky Blinders

BBC Two has ordered a further two six part series (series four and five) of Peaky Blinders, written and created by Steven Knight. The show stars Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson.

Peaky Blinders is an epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham, about a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

Steven Knight says: “I am genuinely thrilled at the response to the third series of the show. The prospect of writing series four and five is truly exciting. This is a real passion project for me, and I look forward to telling more stories of the Shelby family.”

In an interview with the BBC, Knight revealed: “The inspiration was motivated by stories I was told by my parents who lived in Small Heath, Birmingham… My mum was a bookies’ runner at nine years old and my dad’s uncles were Peaky Blinders and gangsters.”

Executive Producer Caren Mandabach says: “It’s a fantastic vote of confidence in the show and Steven Knight’s writing that the BBC has ordered two more series following the first episode overnight figures. We’re both proud of, and grateful for, the BBC’s continued support of the show.”