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TV Shows Like Peaky Blinders

11 TV Shows to Fill the "Peaky Blinders"-Shaped Hole In Your Life

TV Shows Like Peaky Blinders
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If you haven't been aware of the two blockbuster film releases of summer, then we assume you've been living under a rock. Record-breaking crowds have been flocking to cinemas to see "Barbie" or "Oppenheimer" - or both in a mashup cinema day dubbed Barbenheimer. While Greta Gerwig's "Barbie" has been celebrated for its strong portrayal of everyday feminism, "Oppenheimer" is being recognised as director Christopher Nolan's magnum opus, with a career defining turn for Cillian Murphy.

However, "Oppenheimer" isn't the first morally ambiguous character Murphy has played who must deal with the life-altering repercussions of his actions. While the actor has starred in hit films including "Inception", "Batman Begins", and "Dunkirk", it was his leading role as Tommy Shelby on "Peaky Blinders" that made him a household name.

Across its six seasons, "Peaky Blinders" followed the eponymous gang, based in Birmingham and led by Shelby (Cillian Murphy) and his brothers (Paul Anderson and Joe Cole). The show made for a thrilling political period drama that was a hit for the BBC.

Its success was unprecedented, inspiring men's fashion, and even gaining its own dance-show stage adaptation. "Peaky Blinders" was nominated for multiple awards over the course of its run and guest starred a host of famous faces including Tom Hardy, Sam Claflin, Anya-Taylor Joy, and Adrien Brody.

Fans were sad to say goodbye to the Peaky Blinders when the finale aired on BBC One last year, but rumours continue to swirl around a film version of the TV series. But for those who can't wait for silver screen confirmation and still want to fill the gap left by "Peaky Blinders", here's 11 shows you should add to your TV watchlist . . . by order of the Peaky Blinders.

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