Created By: Steven Knight
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory
Genre: Crime, Drama
Number of Seasons: 5
Rating: TV-MA

Inspired by the real life gang, Peaky Blinders follows the fictional leader of the gang, Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) and his family as their activity comes to the attention of Detective Campbell (Sam Neill), who sets out to rid Birmingham of crime in 1910s England. The series also follows the Shelby family’s efforts to expand their gang and further increase their collective power. Peaky Blinders is lauded for its style and intelligence, often completely subverting expectations in spectacular ways thanks to some surprising plot turns. The cast also has movie star level talent, not only with Murphy and Neill, but with Tom Hardy joining the cast in later seasons. There may not be too many great American gangster dramas still on, but thankfully across the pond we have Peaky Blinders.