Written by Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things, Eastern Promises, Locke), our epic gangster drama stars Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Sam Neil and Helen McCrory. Set in the lawless streets of post-war Birmingham on the cusp of the 1920s, the second series is on BBC 2 at 9pm on Thursdays.
The first critically acclaimed series had a consolidated average audience of 2.4m when it aired on BBC Two in 2013. It has since picked up awards for Best Drama Series from The Royal Television Society and was nominated for six BAFTA Craft Awards.
Season two sees the Shelby family expand their empire while maintaining a stronghold in their Birmingham heartland. Tommy’s efforts to make the business legitimate will be undermined by sinister forces, and his ascent into the decadent high society of 1920’s England will be helped by his gangster credentials.