Friday, March 22, 2024

More “Peaky Blinders”

Peaky Blinders” creator Steven Knight has confirmed that Oscar winner Cillian Murphy will return as ‘Tommy Shelby’ in a sequel to the original BBC crime drama series, based on a real post-War gang from England, with the original series now streaming on Netflix:

"...set in Birmingham, England, the series follows the exploits of the 'Shelby' crime family in the direct aftermath of the 'First World War'. led by 'Tommy Shelby' (Cillian Murphy). The gang comes to the attention of 'Major Chester Campbell' (Sam Neill), a 'Detective Chief Inspector' in the 'Royal Irish Constabulary' (RIC) sent over by 'Winston Churchill',

"Series One concludes  on 'Black Star Day' where the 'Peaky Blinders' plan to take over betting at the 'Worcester Races'.

"Series Two sees the Shelby family expand in the South and North while maintaining a stronghold in their Birmingham heartland.

"Series Three, in 1924, follows Tommy and his family entering an even more dangerous world as they once again expand, this time internationally.

"Series Four begins Christmas Eve 1925 and ends following the general strike of May 1926 with Tommy being elected as a 'Member of Parliament' in 1927.

"Series Five begins October 1929 on 'Black Tuesday' and ends on 7 December 7, 1929, the morning after a massive rally..."

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