Netflix Scores “Peaky Blinders” Rights

Netflix has acquired the exclusive U.S. rights to the British gangster series “Peaky Blinders” from The Weinstein Company and Endemol.

The entire six episode first season, which aired last year in the United Kingdom, will screen from next Tuesday. The upcoming second season will be made available in its entirety in November after its U.K. run is complete.

Created by “Eastern Promises” scribe and “Locke” writer/director Steven Knight, and set in the wake of the first World War in Birmingham, the story follows a family criminal ring. Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory and Annabelle Wallis star in the first season with Tom Hardy scoring a key role in the second season.

Source: Variety