Thursday, 30 January 2014

TV News: Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory to return for 'Peaky Blinders' Series Two

Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory are to return for the second series of BBC Two's Peaky Blinders, it has been announced today.

The news comes as the show enjoyed huge success at the 27th Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels (FIPA) on 25 January in Biarritz, France. Peaky Blinders gained no less than three awards in the Série category; Murphy and McCrory won Best Actor and Best Actress respectively, while composer Martin Phipps received the award for Best Original Soundtrack. Present to collect the awards was Judith Louis of Arte France, the company which recently acquired French distribution rights for the series.

The second series of Peaky Blinders is due to begin on BBC Two in the autumn, with shooting commencing next month. New characters and castings will be announced soon, joining Murphy as gang leader Thomas Shelby and McCrory as Aunt Polly. The gangster drama is written and created by the award-winning Steven Knight.

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