Updated: Feb 2, 2019
(2013 - Ongoing)
By Helena ‘Raven’ Geo
Let’s be honest. We all at some point phantasized what it would be like to live an outlaw life, especially after watching movies like the Godfather trilogy or Goodfellas. Since the end of the successful TV series The Sopranos, the lead (by far) has been taken over by the series Peaky Blinders, which literally has you sitting on the edge of your seats, and we are begging for that 5th season to be finally released so we can get our hit.
And kind of like that we are transferred to the foggy scenery of 1919 Birmingham, after the end of World War I, where the series follows the life of the gangster Shelby family, with Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy), as leader of the family, his brothers Arthur (Paul Anderson), John (Joe Cole), Finn (Michael Gray) and the ‘tough as nails’ aunt Polly (Helen McCrory).
Creator of the hit series is Steven Knight, who got inspired for the Shelby family by his own ancestors, the Sheldons, following stories that his father shared with him about their back then relations with the real Peaky Blinders of Birmingham. And even if the character of Tommy Shelby is fictional, the gangster characters of Billy Kimber and Darby Sabini were based on reality.