BBC Two has today announced the commission of a further two seasons of Peaky Blinders.
Created and written by Steven Knight, the epic 1920s Birmingham-based gangster show launched on BBC Two in September 2013.
The third season is currently airing at 9pm on Thursday nights, starring Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson.
Season 3’s opening episode overnight attracted 2.03 million viewers earlier this month, which consolidated at 3 million viewers.
Executive producer Caryn Mandabach commented: “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,”
Creator Steven Knight said: “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.”
Actor Cillian Murphy added: “Tommy Shelby is one of the most intense, challenging characters I’ve had the opportunity to play. I’m particularly grateful that Steven’s original, dynamic writing and the long form series allow me to explore Tommy in depth. I very much look forward to Tommy’s evolution over the next two chapters.”
Creator Steven Knight will continue to write all 12 of the episodes which will make up Season 4 and Season 5.
Peaky Blinders has been sold across 182 territories worldwide and is available on Netflix in the US.
The fourth season will begin filming in 2017.
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