BBC Two announces second series of Peaky Blinders
Louise Duffy | 28-10-2013
BBC Two has announced that Peaky Blinders has been re-commissioned for a second series from Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions.
With a consolidated average audience of 2.4 Million (9.6%) for series one, the gangster drama series set in post-war Birmingham on the cusp of the 1920s will return in 2014 with a new six-part series.
Creator and writer Steven Knight said: "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."
Caryn Mandabach, executive producer, Caryn Mandabach Productions, said: "We've been thrilled by the passionate responses Peaky Blinders has been getting from viewers all over the country. Like them, I can't wait for Thomas Shelby's story to continue."
Janice Hadlow, controller of BBC Two, added: “With a fantastic cast and epic story-telling, Peaky Blinders was an utterly compelling addition to the BBC Two schedule and I’m delighted we’ll be paying another visit to the Shelby family next year.”
Will Gould, head of drama for Tiger Aspect, commented: “Shows like this don’t come around very often. Steve’s powerful, unique scripts combined with knockout 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.”
Filming will start in early 2014.