Peaky Blinders is on its way to its sixth season. The popular Netflix series is inspired by the history of the real gang that acted in England in the early 20th century.
And like any good gangster story, there is a lot of threat, a lot of intrigues,s and a good deal of action. However, while new episodes open, how about watching some other stories? Thinking about it, we separated 5 series in the Peaky Blinders style that you need for the marathon.
1 – Taboo
Taboo was also created by Peaky Blinders creator Stephen Knight. In addition, it is also an ahistorical thriller.
The series stars the actor who plays Alfie Solomons, Tom Hardy. But here he gives life to James Keziah Delany, who returns to London in 1814 after the death of his father. The series is based on a story devised by Hardy and his own father, Chips Hardy. The series has only eight episodes, so it’s an easy marathon.
2 – Gangs of London
Gangs of London is a perfect indication for Peaky Blinders fans, as it not only takes place in the world of crime but also has a familiar face.
The star who plays John Shelby, actor Joe Cole, brings the character Sean Wallace to life here, who follows a path of revenge after his father, the crime boss, is killed. Death also caused a power vacuum in the city of London, as rival gangs tried to seize power. The series was created by Gareth Evans and Matt Flannery and already has a second season confirmed.
3 – Ozark
Another delight for fans of crime dramas is the Ozark series, created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams for Netflix. The series follows a couple who are attracted to the world of money laundering and, as a result, move with their entire family to the Ozarks. But there, a lot of things happen and they understand that the gang world is not for everyone.
The series stars Jason Bateman and Laura Linney in the lead roles, alongside Sofia Hublitz and Julia Garner. The series was widely critically acclaimed, including several Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.
4 – Boardwalk Empire
Boardwalk Empire takes action at a time similar to Peaky Blinders on the other side of the Atlantic, telling the story of gang tensions in New Jersey. The series produced by Martin Scorsese follows Enoch “Nucky” Thompson (played by Steve Buscemi), which gained prominence in the era of banning alcoholic beverages.
The epic series features a lot of violence, family tensions, and historical influences, as well as Peaky Blinders.
Boardwalk Empire lasted five seasons and features Michael Pitt, Kelly McDonald, Michael Shannon, as well as Stephen Graham.
5 – World on Fire
If you’re a fan of the era Peaky Blinders is about, the BBC series, World on Fire, takes place in the years before World War II.
As fans will know, this is the era that the last season of the gangster series is reaching, now that fascism is taking root in Europe. In this way, World on Fire tells several interconnected stories of ordinary people who lived at this time in America, Great Britain, Germany, Poland, and France.
The seven-part series stars actors such as Sean Bean, Lesley Manville, Jonah Hauer-King, and Helen Hunt. So, it’s a full plate for your marathon.