BBC announces brand new series from the creator of Peaky Blinders 1 year ago

BBC announces brand new series from the creator of Peaky Blinders

This should fill the void for Peaky Blinders fans.

Peaky Blinders wrapped up earlier this month after six much-lauded seasons, but its creator has already lined up a new project.


The BBC has announced that writer Steven Knight will create another original series for the network, one which is currently going by the working-title Two Tone.

The show will tell the story of an extended family and four young people who are drawn into the world of ska and two-tone music, which grew from the grassroots of Coventry and Birmingham in the late '70s and early '80s.

While no casting details have been announced yet, the BBC says the six-part series will start filming later this year in Birmingham.

“This is a project that’s literally very close to home and I’m developing characters and themes that are set in the early '80s but hopefully are very contemporary," Knight said in a statement.


And with Peaky Blinders having earned much love for its anachronistic use of music, the creator promised that the soundtrack for his new show will be "sensational".

Two Tone is only the latest in a number of upcoming projects for the prolific Knight.

Not only is a Peaky Blinders movie said to be on the way, the writer has also created SAS: Rogue Heroes - a series depicting how the SAS was formed under extraordinary circumstances in the darkest days of World War II.

Featuring amongst its cast Alfie Allen, Dominic West and Jack O'Connell, the latter is set for release on the BBC in autumn.