Set in the lawless streets of post-war Birmingham on the cusp of the 1920s, the epic gangster drama achieved a consolidated average audience of 2.4 million viewers (9.6%) for Series 1, which concluded on BBC Two last week.
Six new episodes will begin filming early next year and will air on BBC Two later in 2014.
Creator and writer Steven Knight says: “I am so pleased we will be able to continue to tell this story of a working class family living through extraordinary times in an extraordinary way. The ‘Peaky Blinders’ will march on to many surprising places and fight astonishing battles as the 1920s begin to roar.”
Will Gould, Head of Drama for Tiger Aspect added: “Shows like this don’t come around very often. Steve’s powerful, unique scripts combined with knock out performances from Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory and the rest of the cast kept the audience gripped. Me included. Tiger can’t wait to join up with Caryn Mandabach again to take this saga to the next level.”
Series 2 will see the Shelby family expand their empire South and North while maintaining their stronghold in their Birmingham heartland. Tommy’s attempts to make the business legitimate will be undermined by sinister forces, and his ascent into the decadent high society of ‘20’s England will be helped by his gangster credentials.
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