Listen up, Peaky Blinders lovers!  It seems as though there are not one but two Peaky Blinders spinoffs in the works for Netflix.

Back in December, Bloomberg reported that one of those spinoffs would be set in Boston during the middle of the 20th century.  There were some connections to Boston mentioned in the wildly popular series, like the Solomon’s working in East Boston.  The character of Tommy Shelby points this out in Peaky Blinders season 6, saying to Alfie, “Your uncle. He ran all the narcotics, bootlegging, prostitution, gambling syndicates out of East Boston.”  Also, the character of Jack Nelson, who is loosely based on JFK’s father, Joseph Kennedy Sr., is also a South Boston crime leader introduced in Peaky Blinders season 6 that could be referenced or featured in the Peaky Blinders Boston spinoff series.  The other spinoff series will focus on Polly, the matriarch of the criminal Shelby family.

Peaky Blinders launched back in September 2013 and was created by British filmmaker Steven Knight and ran for six seasons. Cillian Murphy starred as Thomas “Tommy” Shelby, crime boss of the Peaky Blinders criminal gang that operated in Birmingham in the wake of World War I.

South Boston is no stranger to Hollywood loving it as a backdrop.  Good Will Hunting, The Verdict, Black Mass, and The Departed are all set in South Boston.  And the character of Ray Donovan is from Southie.

 

 

 

12 Comments

  1. Mike Levin January 2, 2024 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Nice

  2. Mike Levin January 2, 2024 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Nice.

  3. Robert woods January 3, 2024 at 8:51 am - Reply

    sometimes confused for a yuppie ! lol hysterical

  4. Pat January 3, 2024 at 9:03 am - Reply

    Polly died.. in the show and in real life. Would be tough to produce a show about her now

    • Maureen Dahill January 3, 2024 at 9:29 am - Reply

      It’s about her early life. so she would be replaced with a younger actor.

    • JS January 4, 2024 at 9:34 am - Reply

      my neighborhood. yes!

      • Sure… January 9, 2024 at 7:54 pm - Reply

        …it is

  5. Maggie oConnor January 3, 2024 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    Cool

  6. Tom C. January 4, 2024 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    This Boston spinoff is very exciting news.
    Having experienced Southie’s high-crime era up close, I know there will be no shortage of true-life, surreal stories available for the writers tap, resulting in an authentic depiction Southie which would rival Peaky Blinder’s intensity.
    I ran an auto repair shop in the heart of Southie during the 1960s through 80s. There was never a dull moment.
    I can’t wait for this spinoff to happen.

  7. Achille Belanger January 5, 2024 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    My Father’s Turf was in Southie. He was a Mill Rat Kid who had grown up in Hell’s Kitchen and moved Out of the Frying Pan… and into the Fire.

    • Sure… January 9, 2024 at 7:55 pm - Reply

      …he did.

  8. Justyn Tyme January 11, 2024 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    No better place to do this than SOUTHIE! Plenty of Real Life Stories and Natural Actors with real South Boston Accents.

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