The BBC drama is already a huge hit Stateside, boasting A-list fans including Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt. The show’s creator, Steven Knight, who is currently filming with Brad Pitt for forthcoming film Allied, has even hinted at the Hollywood star making an appearance in a future series of Peaky Blinders.
“I would love to get [him] in Peaky Blinders for series four,” Knight said. “Watch this space.”
The world could hardly contain its excitement as the third series of Peaky Blinders got underway on BBC One last night (5th May). As if that wasn’t enough, there has been talk of the show getting the Hollywood treatment, according to the show’s creators.
The fictional historical crime drama series, starring Cillian Murphy as criminal mastermind Tommy Shelby, is already a huge hit in the US, and fans will be pleased to hear that the show might be making its way to the cinema.
Steven Knight, the series’ creator, and Caryn Mandabach, executive producer, told Digital Spy that there had been possible discussion of a movie spin-off.
“We did have a conversation about potentially doing a movie,” Mandabach said. “There are many people in America that love Peaky Blinders and plenty of movie stars that want to be in the movie.
“We heard Julia Roberts wants to do it – but this is hearsay… I don’t really know for sure.”
Don’t book your ticket just yet – the creators are giving priority to filming the fourth series over a film adaptation.
“There’s no nothing until we get a season four from the BBC,” Mandabach said. “The TV show has to take precedence. Sure, we sell it everywhere, and thank God for Netflix [who host the series in the US] – but it’s a very important thing to us, the BBC.”
Given the show’s popularity, we reckon it’s only a matter of time before Peaky Blinders hits the big screen.
Meanwhile, you can get your fix next week as the first episode of series 3 premieres. Newcomers can catch up with the first two series on Netflix.
Watch the trailer for the new series below:
Peaky Blinders series 3 begins on 5th May 2016 on BBC 2 at 9pm.