Peaky Blinders wins Best Drama at BAFTAs

Mon 14th May 2018 News

The BBC's best show returns home with the gold.

Adrian Brody and gang confront the Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders has won Best Drama at last night’s BAFTA awards ceremony.

The drama beat shows like Line of Duty, The End of the F**king World and The Crown to take the top prize.

The Birmingham-based series aired its 4th season last year, with the 5th set to air in 2019.

Peaky Blinders stars Cillian Murphy and revolves around a family of gangsters in 1920’s Birmingham.

Creator of the show, Stephen Knight, was interviewed on the red carpet where he said that the series would probably run for seven seasons and that he was currently planning the next two.

“My ambition is to make it a story of a family between two wars, so always I've wanted to end it with the first air raid siren in Birmingham in 1939. It'll take three more series [to reach that point]."

The writer also claimed that a Peaky Blinders film could be in the works.

"We're getting approached to do all kinds of things – the ballet, the musical... and the movie would be great. I wouldn't want to do it at the very end, but maybe in between two of the series."

Last night's BAFTAs saw a number of hit British shows go home with awards, including The Graham Norton Show, Britain’s Got Talent and even ITV2’s Love Island.

You can watch the first 3 seasons of Peaky Blinders on Netflix right now, alongside fellow nominees Line of Duty, End of the F**king World and The Crown.

Source: Digital Spy