Hit series Peaky Blinders coming back for third season

Good news for Peaky Blinders fans - the BBC Two drama is set for a third series. The BBC confirmed that the popular gangster show would be returning to our screens in 2015.

The Brummie drama has been a hit with viewers and critics alike since it first aired in September 2013. The show had rave reviews from critics over the past 12 months, with The Independentcalling it the "finest drama of 2014".

The second series, which ended its six episode run last Thursday, has only reinforced its popularity, with critics praising the stars Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Helen McCrory and Sam Neill.

Attracting almost three million viewers, the Steven Knight-penned drama follows the exploits of a notorious gang based in Birmingham during the 1920's. Knight hasn't confirmed when the show will eventually end but he did reveal earlier this year that he'd already thought of several ways in which the saga could eventually play out before the start of World War II.

He said: "I've got an ending where [Cillian Murphy's character] is Sir Thomas Shelby, and it's the start of the Second World War. The first siren goes off and that's it. What I'm trying to do with the whole thing is look at someone from his background: Can he get out and escape?"

The BBC has not confirmed a transmission date for the third season but it's likely to return in autumn 2015.

Source: Digital Spy

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