Peaky Blinders series three to return to Netflix US as Shelby empire expands internationally

Netflix has yet to confirm whether the series will be made available in the UK

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Peaky Blinders will return to Netflix after its third series is broadcast in the UK next year.

The streaming service in the US will air series three after it is shown on BBC2, according to Deadline. 

The first series of the hit Birmingham-based period drama debuted on Netflix in the US in September, with the second series set to air on 14 November.

Netflix UK has yet to confirm whether series three of the drama will also be made available on its service following its transmission on BBC2.

The move would seem unlikely given its availability on BBC iPlayer.

The BBC confirmed there will be a third series of the Bafta-nominated drama last week.

Set in the aftermath of the First World War, the series’ bleak portrayal of gangland Birmingham initially divided viewers but has drawn a dedicated following as well as rave reviews from critics.

Calling it the “finest British drama of 2014”, The Independent’s Grace Dent bemoaned that more people were not watching it.

Speaking about the third series, writer and creator Steven Knight said: “The story of the Peaky Blinders is just beginning, and in series three life will become more lucrative, more dangerous and more international. Expect births, marriages and deaths and a further expansion of the Shelby empire.”

With renewed interest from Netflix US, could we expect to see a New York gangster join the ranks soon?

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