Netflix to Bring ‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 3 to U.S.

Gritty Brit gangster series “Peaky Blinders” has been renewed for a third season by BBC Two, and Netflix will be bringing it exclusively to the U.S.

The drama — set in post-World War I Birmingham, England — stars Cillian Murphy (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight Rises”), along with Sam Neil, Helen McCrory, Tom Hardy, Paul Anderson, Annabelle Wallis and Noah Taylor. Casting for season three has not been announced.

The series revolves around Tommy Shelby (Murphy, pictured above), charismatic leader of a Birmingham crime org named for its practice of sewing razor blades into the peaks of members’ caps.

Netflix will debut season three following BBC Two’s telecast in the U.K. The Internet streamer debuted season one of “Peaky Blinders” in the States on Sept. 30, and on Friday made season two available to subscribers.

Series is written and created by Steven Knight (“Locke,” “Eastern Promises,” “Dirty Pretty Things”) and produced by Mandabach Prods. and Tiger Aspect Prods. The third season was commissioned by BBC Two controller Kim Shillinglaw and Ben Stephenson, controller of BBC drama commissioning. Executive producers are Caryn Mandabach and Jamie Glazebrook for Caryn Mandabach Prods., Will Gould and Frith Tiplady for Tiger Aspect and Matthew Read for BBC Two.

“The story of the ‘Peaky Blinders’ is just beginning and in series three life will become more lucrative, more dangerous and more international,” Knight said. He added: “Expect births, marriages and deaths and a further expansion of the Shelby Empire.”

“Peaky Blinders” was nominated for six BAFTAS and won the Royal Television Society award for best drama. The Weinstein Co. holds U.S. TV rights, and the series is distributed internationally by Endemol Worldwide Distribution.

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