It is almost as certain as death and taxes that any television series coming out of the BBC is going to be a winner. They only seem to produce high quality stuff. Peaky Blinders is one to add to that ever growing list.
In Birmingham, England in 1919 the baddest gang going was the Peaky Blinders. The group got their name due to their habit of sewing razor blades into the peaks of their caps. With divided areas like betting, protection and the black market, Peaky Blinders has its fingers in many different pies and are in charge of the streets of the city. The brains behind it all is former war hero, Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy), who wants to solidify the gangster group’s future by making the business side legit. Shelby is a man who always has his eye on the prize and wants to keep moving up in the world. Tough and determined Belfast detective Inspector Campbell (played by Sam Neill) has been charged with bringing the gang to justice.
Expect blistering storylines, great soundtrack, eye catching visuals and above average acting alongside the typical gangster stuff. Dark and gritty. Cillian Murphy is especially good in the lead role. Type of performance that draws you in immediately and keeps you coming back for more. His character has many layers and Murphy is up to the challenge.
-The Making of Peaky Blinders