To be honest I’m not even sure we’re going to cover this yet (as in reviews), but early 20th century gangland series Peaky Blinders is extremely popular with our readers and it is a crime drama… of sorts. Clearly it has become one of the country’s most popular cult dramas, and the return of Tommy Shelby and gang of Brummie cutthroats is big news. The BBC, ahead of its series three transmission date in May, has started to grind the cogs of promotion and today released a trailer, as well as revealed detailed a special screening in Birmingham.
That’s not much of a trailer, to be fair – it’s more of a teaser – but we do have some plot lines, that are worth repeating.
According to the BBC, series three sees Tommy Shelby pulled into the glamorous and dangerous world of international intrigue in 1920s Britain, putting his entire organisation and family at risk, and forcing him to question everything about his own ambitions and desires.
Before its transmission date, the Peaky Blinders roadshow is heading to Birmingham – the city the Shelby story is set in – on Wednesday 4th May to give local fans a chance to see the first episode.
The event will take place at The Everyman Cinema, Mailbox Birmingham, and the BBC is giving fans of the show a chance to be part of this very special event. The attending cast will include Peaky Blinders actors Cillian Murphy (Tommy Shelby), Paul Anderson (Arthur Shelby) and Packy Lee (Johnny Dogs), as well as the show’s producers and writer/creator and Birmingham-born Steven Knight, who will arrive at the screening in spectacular Peaky Blinders fashion.
I just can’t wait to see Paddy Considine on our televisions once again, in a show he was surely born to appear in.