BBC gangster drama ‘Peaky Blinders’ has been renewed for another two series, Deadline has confirmed. The drama, which is currently airing its third season in the UK, received a double order from BBC Two thanks to its massive success at home and aboard.

Peaky Blinders‘Peaky Blinders’ has been renewed by the BBC for another two series.

‘Peaky Blinders’ also airs in the US on Netflix, with season three set to begin airing on May 31st. There’s currently no word on wether Netflix will also pick up seasons four and five, but it’s unlikely that the streaming service would let this big hit go.

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The series, which focuses on the Shelby clan stars Cillian Murphy, alongside Tom Hardy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle and Paddy Considine. Each new season will consist of six episodes all written by creator Steven Knight.

Speaking about the renewal Knight said: “I am genuinely thrilled at the response to the third series of the show. The prospect of writing series four and five is truly exciting. This is a real passion project for me and I look forward to telling more stories of the Shelby family.”

The ‘Peaky Blinders’ order was part of a slew of new drama commissions from the BBC announced on Thursday. The broadcaster has also commissioned new drama ‘Us’, about a couple whose marriage is on the rocks, based on David Nicholls’ novel.

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There will also be a 90 minute special about the life of actress Barbara Windsor, who bowed out of ‘Eastenders’ earlier this month. Titled ‘Babs’, the programme will be set in the 1990s and show Windsor looking back on her life, the actress will not play herself but she will have a cameo role.