Netflix Acquires ‘Peaky Blinders’ Series
Netflix in association with The Weinstein Company and Endemol has acquired the British-based gangster series Peaky Binders, the OTT service announced Wednesday.
Netflix will make available all six episodes of season one beginning Sept. 30, with season two launching in December. The series follows a family of gangsters looking to establish itself in 1919 Birmingham, England.
“Peaky Blinders captivated audiences in the UK with its compelling storylines, powerful performances and stunningly beautiful imagery, and we cannot wait for our US audience to experience the series for the first time on Netflix,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix in a statement. “We are thrilled to add this must-see series to our roster of exclusive content in the U.S.”
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