Netflix Gets 'Peaky Blinders' Exclusively In The U.S.

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Netflix announced that it is exclusively getting the show Peaky Blinders in the U.S. The first season will become available at the end of the month thanks to a deal with The Weinstein Company and Endemol. The second season will become available in November.

Here's the official description:

1919. Birmingham, England. In a town overrun with gangs and guns, one opportunistic criminal will attempt to claim his slice of the pie... and only a ruthless police chief will stand in his way.

Starring Cillian Murphy and Sam Neill, Peaky Blinders traces the enterprising criminals of Birmingham, a city well stocked with quarreling gangs, communist revolutionaries, and relentless authorities -- not to mention the IRA. Watch Peaky Blinders exclusively on Netflix, premiering Sept. 30.

"Peaky Blinders’ captivated audiences in the UK with its compelling storylines, powerful performances and stunningly beautiful imagery, and we cannot wait for our US audience to experience the series for the first time on Netflix,”" said Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos. “"We are thrilled to add this must-see series to our roster of exclusive content in the U.S.”"

"Peaky Blinders is a richly creative, deeply engaging series that will have the perfect home in the U.S. on Netflix," said Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman The Weinstein Company. “"We'’re sure American viewers will be seduced from the very first moment.”"

"“We are thrilled to have viewers discover ‘Peaky Blinders’ on Netflix in the US, quickly becoming known as the preeminent destination for audiences to find and enjoy quality programming from around the world,"” said Cathy Payne, CEO of Endemol Worldwide Distribution.

As reported earlier, Netflix also announced a new original Popples series for kids, coming next year. That one is based on the cartoon and toy line from the 80s.

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