The Return: Peaky Blinders
If you haven’t given Peaky Blinders a chance, now would be an excellent time. The Netflix original series is getting a new home very soon. Recently, after the release of their trailer for a new season, it was announced that BBC Two had picked up the production. It looks like the Shelby’s future is going to continue to drop people’s jaws.
The past three seasons of the show have been damn well-written pieces of television, led by the very capable Cillian Murphy (Dunkirk, Batman Begins, etc.). Murphy plays the “scarred crime boss” role rather well, giving off the intense, emotionally-driven performance that gives personality to the Shelby crime family. The rest of the cast fleshes out the show though. Paul Anderson depicts mental health struggles viscerally, but with respect to the genuine plights of real-life issues. Helen McCrory’s guidance and kick-assery in the matriarchal Aunt Polly role is fun to watch as she either makes situations worse or saves the whole day, depending on how much she’s had to drink. Not to mention, all the other roles that are well done and bring complexity to the story; like Tom Hardy and Sam Neil as villains for the Shelby Family to maneuver around.
All in all, the show is worth checking out if you haven’t already. This move by BBC to acquire the title makes sense, and it seems the crew will have all the perks and privileges that come from working with an established and succeeding studio powerhouse that is the British Broadcasting Company.