We start to lament the passing of Peaky Blinders’ sixth and final season as the year goes on. After nine years, the popular series has pronounced its last words. When the season premieres on Netflix this summer, anyone who missed the last episodes will be able to do so. Though there have long been plans to extend the Peakyverse in movies, fans shouldn’t miss it too much. However, no release date has been announced for any of the suggested movies.
When a cherished series comes to an end, there is frequently a sense of loss. The feeling will eventually have to be dealt with, whether or not Tommy Shelby and the gang show up again. Do not worry; there are other series available to satisfy your craving. Following the conclusion of their beloved gangster thriller, Peaky Blinders fans can now watch one of these eight British series.
Gangs of London
Gangs of London, the sole show set in the present day on this list, follows the Wallace family, the most powerful crime family in London, as they control the roost in the chaotic criminal underground of the city. The assassination of the patriarch, however, causes a massive power vacuum in the city, and everything changes. Sean Wallace takes his father’s seat to look for his killer despite criticism from all sides. Unfortunately, Sean’s father’s rise to power has a negative rippling effect on the entire city as several multicultural gangs and families try to get to the top and fill the void. Peaky Blinders and Gangs of London share grit and familial themes. The only difference is that Gareth Edwards, who also directed and choreographed The Raid: Redemption and The Raid: Berandal, has turned the action up to eleven. Following the success of season one, season two of the show has been announced and is anticipated to premiere this year.
As the rebel leader Robert Catesby, Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) plays King George in Gunpowder as he prepares to assassinate him at the start of the 1600s because of his severe treatment of Catholics. He does this in an effort to give the people control over the kingdom once again. The “Gunpowder Plot” is the name of the plot that made Guy Faux famous in the modern era. The three-part series was hailed as exceptional for its depiction of a time period not frequently seen on television and was made even more exceptional by the fact that Harington is a descendent of his character. The actor is well recognized for his role as Jon Snow, The King in the North, but in this series, he plays a passionate revolutionary who fights for his people and stands as tall as a king. Like Peaky Blinders, the miniseries is gritty, realistic, and dramatic, so fans looking for a new fix of historical crime drama will feel right at home.
There had never been a television program like this dark, gothic Showtime series. A group of characters from various works of horror literature come together in 1891 London with the goal of finding Mina Murray, the team’s sponsor Malcolm Murray’s daughter. Malcolm, Victor Frankenstein, Ethan Chandler, an American gunslinger, and Vanessa Ives, a mystery woman with connections to witchcraft and evil spirits that haunt her, make up this group. To fight evil powers, they descend into the depths of London together. Dorian Gray, an immortal who has grown weary of life’s wonders, and the Frankenstein’s monster, who hunts and torments his creator in an effort to make him a bride, are on the outside of this mission. Before beginning a follow-up series called Penny Dreadful: City of Angels in 2020, which was regrettably canceled after just one season, Penny Dreadful aired for three seasons, wrapping up its plot in 2016.
Jack The Ripper is not the antagonist of this BBC series, despite the moniker. Instead, Ripper Street is set after his final homicide. Six months after The Ripper’s murderous rampage in Whitechapel, the story follows Detectives Edmund Reid (Matthew Macfadyen) and Bennet Drake (Jerome Flynn) as they investigate homicides in 1800s London. The populace is uneasy and apprehensive. They attribute all murders to the elusive killer because they are afraid of his reappearance. Nobody ever imagined that he would simply go. The two detectives find themselves getting closer to London’s seedy underbelly, where the most heinous and repugnant criminals lurk, as they try to investigate the post-Ripper killings. When Game of Thrones was the new craze, it didn’t deter fans even though the show’s name parallels the actual killer’s actions and things get very gory.
Tom Hardy plays the shipping company’s heir in the fast-paced and melancholy television series Taboo. After spending years in Africa, he returns to take over the firm after his father’s unexpected passing. Anyone who enjoyed Peaky Blinders and Hardy’s portrayal of Alfie Solomon will appreciate this wonderful new series. The actor plays James Delaney, who discovers that his new position is more than he had anticipated as he deals with the East India Company’s corruption and political intrigue while the East India Company itself battles James for possession of his father’s territory. The show’s name comes from the fact that he is also reunited with his half-sister Zilpha, toward whom he harbors forbidden feelings. Taboo tells a dark and somber story of redemption, strength, and love that is highlighted but not carried by Hardy’s portrayal of the troubled Delaney, even though it may not be as action-packed as Peaky Blinders. It only took one season for the show to deliver a compelling tale, and it is absolutely worth watching.
This series on what some refer to as the original crime family may appeal to you if you enjoyed Tommy and the Peaky Blinders gang. The Borgias chronicles the ascent to power in Italy of the same-named dynasty. This three-season series is set during the Renaissance and stars Jeremy Irons as Rodrigo, the patriarch of the family who rises to power through the Roman Catholic Church by deceit, seduction, and diplomacy. However, using such tactics to rise to prominence almost always results in adversaries. He’s fortunate that his kids are smart too. No other series has been able to match the exquisite balance of greed, passion, and regal grandeur found in this Showtime production. Despite the unfortunately short run because of funding, Peaky lovers should watch this series.
The Tudors follows England’s Renaissance dynasty under King Henry VIII and is set before The Borgias. The King who had six wives while in reign may be familiar to history buffs. This extravagantly costumed production, which is rife with passion and greed, begins with Henry becoming increasingly estranged from his first wife because of a need for an heir, which fuels his obsession with Anne Boleyn. The series analyzes his connections with significant persons throughout his time as King, but it also tells a bigger story that goes beyond his numerous marriages. The real authority behind the throne was Cardinal Wolsey, who guided Henry amid his reign’s scandals and betrayals. While The Tudors may substitute sexuality for Peaky’s violence, the spirit remains the same thanks to one of history’s most despised rulers.
Over the course of its six-season existence, the Shelby family may have experienced some family disputes, but not on the scale of the Ragnar sons. Vikings follows Ragnar Lothbrok and his ancestors at the start of the Viking Age going back hundreds of years to the 700s. The Vikings of Katagat battle other nations over the course of six seasons in their quest for dominance. Additionally, they go to fight with one another since Vikings made the unusual plot decision to turn the focus from Ragnar to his sons in the middle of the story. In terms of scope and action, this series has been likened to Game of Thrones, but not so much in terms of critical reception. But as the lavishly staged epic grew bigger and bloodier over time, fans supported the act while the reviewers refused to. Even though the 2013 series is over, the legend of Ragnar and his relatives continues in Vikings: Valhalla, a Netflix follow-up that many people think is superior to the original.
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