As you get ready to bid “Boardwalk Empire” farewell this fall, there’s another period based gangster drama that could fill the void quite nicely. Getting ready to kick off its second season, BBC‘s “Peaky Blinders” is coming, and with a big star to boot: Tom Hardy. He’ll be joining his “Inception” and “The Dark Knight Rises” co-star Cillian Murphy in the show and the first, bearded pics of Hardy’s appearance in the series have arrived.
The program is based on the real life gang of the same name from Birmingham who rose to power after World War I. And the Steven Knight (“Locke,” hence the Hardy connection) penned series centers on the ambitions of leader Tommy Shelby and the opposition posed by Chief Inspector Chester Campbell. Once again, I have no idea why I haven’t made time for this show. But with Hardy onboard, going full grizzly and reportedly playing a bad guy, I am quickly running out of excuses.
“Peaky Blinders” airs this fall across the pond. Teaser and images below. [Shortlist]