Peaky Blinders to move to BBC One
The Blinders are leaving BBC Two.
Peaky Blinders will move to BBC One for its fifth series.
The period drama will make the jump to the BBC’s main channel, with the BBC making the announcement via Twitter.
Peaky Blinders is one of the BBC’s most popular programmes, rivalling crime drama Line of Duty (which also got “promoted” to BBC One from BBC Two).
The series follows a gang in early 20th century Birmingham and stars Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy among others.
Late last year, the BBC confirmed that the fifth series would not be aired until 2019, meaning that 2018 is a year off for the show.
Creator Stephen Knight said that he originally planned the show to go on for five series, which would make the upcoming one its last.
He did, however, cast some doubt on this in a recent interview with Deadline, claiming that the popularity of the show could spur it on beyond the planned five series.
“The thought has long been to finish after season 5 but the momentum and love for the thing seem to still be growing exponentially and this is making us pause before deciding finally.”
Stephen Knight is one of the BBC’s busiest producers, with the writer also overseeing fellow period drama Taboo.
You can catch up with the first 3 series of Peaky Blinders via Netflix right now.
Source: Den of Geek