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Netflix Procures ‘Peaky Blinders’ Brit Drama in Exclusive Pact With Weinstein Co., Endemol

Netflix has acquired exclusive U.S. rights to British gangster series “Peaky Blinders” under a pact with the Weinstein Co. and Endemol.

All six episodes of season 1 will debut at 12:01 a.m. PT Sept. 30, and season 2 will launch in November, Netflix said.

Peaky Blinders,” set in 1919 Birmingham, England, follows the Shelby family, which leads a criminal ring named for its practice of sewing razor blades into the peaks of the members caps. It was created and written by Steven Knight (“Dirty Pretty Things”, “Eastern Promises”).

Series stars Cillian Murphy (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight Rises”), Sam Neill (“The Tudors,” “Jurassic Park”), Helen McCrory (“Hugo,” “Harry Potter”) and Annabelle Wallis (“Snow White and the Huntsman,” “The Tudors”). The series was produced by Caryn Mandabach Production and Tiger Aspect Production for BBC Two, which first aired “Peaky Blinders.”

“‘Peaky Blinders’ captivated audiences in the U.K. with its compelling storylines, powerful performances and stunningly beautiful imagery, and we cannot wait for our U.S. audience to experience the series for the first time on Netflix,” Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos said.

“Peaky Blinders” is exec produced by Knight, Caryn Mandabach, Greg Brenman, Jamie Glazebrook, Frith Tiplady. Will Gould joins as an executive producer on season two.

“’Peaky Blinders’ is a richly creative, deeply engaging series that will have the perfect home in the U.S. on Netflix,” Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of Weinstein Co., said in a statement. “We’re sure American viewers will be seduced from the very first moment.”

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