BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The British gangster series Peaky Blinders is to have its U.S. premiere on Netflix Sept. 30, with all six episodes of the hit show's first season available for streaming.
Tom Hardy, Noah Taylor and Charlotte Riley will be part of the ensemble for Season 2, which will debut on Netflix in November.
Created and written by Steven Knight, the drama follows the Shelby family, leaders of a feared gang named for their practice of sewing razor blades into the peaks of their caps.
"Until now, they have made money from illegal bookmaking, protection and the black market, but when a crate of guns from the local arms factory falls into his possession, Thomas Shelby recognizes an opportunity to move up in the world," a synopsis said. "As rival gangs, communist revolutionaries and IRA Fenians descend on the city [of Birmingham] in pursuit of the weapons, Winston Churchill dispatches a ruthless police chief from Belfast to impose order on an increasingly lawless city and recover the guns."
"Peaky Blinders captivated audiences in the U.K. with its compelling storylines, powerful performances and stunningly beautiful imagery, and we cannot wait for our U.S. audience to experience the series for the first time on Netflix," Ted Sarandos, the streaming service's chief content officer, said in a statement Thursday. "We are thrilled to add this must-see series to our roster of exclusive content in the U.S."