Peaky Blinders renewed for series 2

News Louisa Mellor 25 Oct 2013 - 17:50

The BBC has confirmed that a second series of Peaky Blinders, starring Cillian Murphy and Sam Neill, is on its way...

When we met with writer/director Steven Knight on the eve of Peaky Blinders' BBC Two premiere, he told us that we were "pretty safe" to expect a second series commission. Six new episodes of the Birmingham-set crime drama had been confirmed "as far as the BBC ever do", and "all the main players [were] down for it and really enthusiastic".

Good news all round then, that it's been made official. The BBC has ordered series two of Knight's impressive six-part series, due to film in early 2014.

Knight told us he'd begun writing the new series in September, and that it would "start in 1922 and take us through that year and see Tommy make his next steps." What else can we expect from the second run? "There's going to be two new villains [...] we're going to have some good names, good actors to play those."

As relayed here, one actor Knight was trying to get for the first series was a certain Mr Jason Statham, so we can't help but wonder if he could number amongst those new villains. A website can but dream...

Read our spoiler-filled reviews of Peaky Blinders' first series, and interview with creator Steven Knight, here.

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Great news, Peaky Blinders is the best thing the BBC has done for years. Brilliant acting from all the leads and a killer soundtrack. RED RIGHT HAAAANND!

This is excellent news - I have been keeping up with the great reviews. Now, when do they plan to show season 1 in the US?

After the 'Atlantis get as second season' travesty, at the least the Beeb have redeemed themselves slightly with this news.

Even if you can't hear it above the smelters and the wind half the time.

can't tell you how happy I am about it's renewal. Peaky Blinders is the best thing the BBC has produced since Sherlock and Luther.

This literally made my day!

I have never been so enthused by a TV series. I have watched the DVD from start to finish at least a dozen times and each time find something new and wondrous in the writing/acting/cinematography or music. I need the new series like now, to break my addiction!

I am absolutely made up there is another series of the peaky blinders!!!! I love it so much!!! Thomas shelby is fit!!!!!!

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