This 1920's Gangster Drama Is A Total Netflix Canada Hidden Gem
And the latest season comes out soon!
If you're into sharply dressed British gangsters and 1920s crime dramas, you're going to love Peaky Blinders.
The series, set in Birmingham, England, centres on a notorious gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, led by their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who wants to move up in the world. The gangster world, that is.
The show - which is extremely popular in the UK - will remind North American viewers of Boardwalk Empire, which is set in roughly the same time period. But being British, it’s more respectable than the American counterpart.
The show is essentially Goodfellas, Godfather, and every other crime drama put together but set in 1920s Birmingham. The show has notable acting talents as well.
While most of the British cast may look unfamiliar to Canadians, many of us will recognise big names like Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins, Inception, Dunkirk) and Tom Hardy (nobody needs to be reminded what he's been in), who play two of the show's main characters. The new season also includes American actor Adrien Brody (The Pianist) and Aiden Gillen (Littlefinger from Game of Thrones). The rest of the cast is fantastic as well.
Peaky Blinders' fourth season has just been released, giving North American viewers who have yet to see the show only three six-episode seasons to catch up.
The show's season's, full of murder, crime, love and drama, already have ratings above 80% on Rotten Tomatoes, with the crime drama's second season bagging a perfect 100% score.
If you haven't gotten in on this already, you may want to start soon: a film may also be in the cards.
Peaky Blinders' first, second and third seasons are available for streaming on Netflix Canada. You're welcome.