Peaky Blinders, the BBC’s period gang thriller, has been commissioned for a second series, BBC sources have confirmed.
Based on the historically accurate story of gangsters and revolutionaries who terrorised Birmingham just after the First World War it starred Cillian Murphy as Tommy, the feared head of the gang and Helen McCrory as the criminal Matriarch.
The title is named after the razor blades sewn into the peaks of gang members’ caps, which could be used to slash their adversaries’ faces.
Series one ends as the Peaky Blinders gang competes a victorious gang with a rival criminal organization.
Viewers were also left wondering about the fate of Tommy’s love interest played by Annabelle Wallis.
The second series will be six parts and will air next year on BBC2.