The creator of Taboo and Peaky Blinders has revealed his next project!
British screenwriter Steven Knight is developing a brand new drama series set against the backdrop of the UK’s early 1980s Two Tone music scene.
Produced by the makers of Yesterday, the upcoming TV show “will use the music of Two Tone as its heartbeat to tell the story of how the scene exploded out of Coventry and Birmingham helping to unify black, white and Asian youth groups amid racism and political injustice,” Deadline reports.
UK groups such as The Specials, The Selecter, and The Beat were part of the Two Tone movement.
Writer Steven Knight commented: “This will be a project very close to my heart, since this is home territory geographically and personally. I grew up with this music and the people who loved it.
“It was a soundtrack that perfectly fitted the mood of the times, on the streets, in clubs and on the football terraces. Birmingham and Coventry were the places where Two Tone was born and we will chart its progress through the important years.”
Executive producer Karen Wilson added: “This is a remarkable period of cultural history deeply rooted in the West Midlands, so with Steven’s passion for the area and his brilliant writing this will be a fascinating story of progression and unity set against a backdrop of racial tension and economic demise.”
One of the era’s most famous tracks is ‘Ghost Town’ by The Specials:
It was recently announced that the next season of Peaky Blinders will be the show’s last.
However, we also recently had confirmation that there’s going to be a Peaky movie!
Season 6 is filming right now and is expected to premiere later this year on BBC One in the UK, and around the world on Netflix.
Peaky Blinders is available on DVD on Amazon.