As the 1920s begin to roar, business is booming for the Peaky Blinders gang. Shelby sets his sights on wider horizons and his meteoric rise brings him into contact with both the upper echelons of society and astonishing new adversaries from London’s criminal world. All will test him to the core, though in very different ways. Series 2 begins with the Peaky Blinders looking to expand their operation into London but they upset some powerful people in doing so. Later, Polly steps up her search for her missing son, Tommy initiates his plan to take over the southern racecourses, and the Peaky Blinders make a serious move on London's Eden Club.
No, the show-off soundtrack, the roving accents, the clunky exposition haven't changed, but Peaky Blinders can now boast several more big-name actors to supplement the sterling work of Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Sam Neill.
I'm happy to report that I fell hard for Peaky Blinders. However familiar its building blocks, the U.K. gangster drama is positively bursting with irrepressible energy, and it's proof that, whatever a show's premise, capable execution is everything.