Where to watch Peaky Blinders

Find out where you can watch the gritty crime drama for free

The cast of Peaky Blinders - Here's where to watch Peaky Blinders

The hit crime drama Peaky Blinders concluded its six-season run in April 2022. And if you’re one of those who haven’t seen the series yet, here’s where you can watch the critically acclaimed program.

Is Peaky Blinders on Amazon Prime Video?

No, Peaky Blinders is not available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. But you can rent or buy episodes of the show’s first five seasons on Amazon Instant Video.

Is Peaky Blinders on Disney Plus?

No, Disney Plus is not streaming the gangster drama Peaky Blinders.

Is Peaky Blinders on Hulu?

No, you can’t watch all six seasons of Peaky Blinders on Hulu.

Is Peaky Blinders on Netflix?

Yes, Peaky Blinders is available on Netflix in the United States. You can watch Peaky Blinders season 6 and all the show’s previous seasons on the streaming platform.

Where to watch Peaky Blinders online for free

You can watch Peaky Blinders on BBC iPlayer for free, but only the show’s season 1 to season 5. This instantly works for those who live in the United Kingdom. People who reside outside of the U.K. need to use a VPN service, like NordVPN, to watch the show on BBC iPlayer.

About Peaky Blinders

Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders
Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders

Created by Steven Knight, Peaky Blinders follows the exploits of the titular crime gang in the aftermath of World War I. Set in 1919 Britain where despair and hedonism reign, the series’ first season opens with returning soldiers, newly minted revolutions, and criminal gangs that are fighting for survival in a nation rocked by economic upheaval. One of the most powerful gangs of the time is the Peaky Blinders, which is run by returning war hero Tommy Shelby and his family. Thomas, however, has bigger desires than just running the streets. When a crate of guns goes missing, he recognizes a chance to advance in the world because crime may pay but legal business pays much better.

Peaky Blinders cast

Some of the cast members of Peaky Blinders
Some of the cast members of Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders had a huge ensemble cast. Led by Cillian Murphy who played the role of Tommy Shelby, the show’s main cast members include actress Helen McCrory as Polly Gray, Charlie Creed-Miles as Billy Kimber, Sam Neill as Chester Campbell, Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby Jr., Annabelle Wallis as Grace Shelby, Iddo Goldberg as Freddie Thorne, Sophie Rundle as Ada Shelby, Joe Cole as Johnny Shelby, Ned Dennehy as Charlie Strong, and Benjamin Zephaniah as Jimmy Jesus.

The series also starred Tom Hardy as Alfie Solomons, Finn Cole as Michael Gray, Natasha O’Keeffe as Lizzie Shelby, Packy Lee as Johnny Dogs, Kate Phillips as Linda Shelby, Ian Peck as Curly, Anya Taylor-Joy as Gina Gray, Sam Claflin as Sir Oswald Mosley, Charlie Murphy as Jessie Eden, and James Frecheville as Jack Nelson, among many others.

Is there a real Thomas Shelby?

While some of the characters in Peaky Blinders are based on real historical individuals, the show’s gang leader Thomas “Tommy” Shelby is purely fictional. In fact, there was never actually a Shelby family in the real Peaky Blinders gang.

Was Billy Kimber a real person?

Charlie Creed-Miles as Billy Kimber in Peaky Blinders
Charlie Creed-Miles as Billy Kimber in Peaky Blinders

Yes. Billy Kimber was actually a real Birmingham gangster and the leader of the Birmingham Boys, a street gang who held great power over the North of England and London circa the 1910s and the 1930s. As mentioned above, Kimber was played by Charlie Creed-Miles in Peaky Blinders.

Was Billy Kimber a Peaky Blinder?

Spoiler Alert: Yes, the notorious gangster, Billy Kimber, was a former Peaky Blinder gang member before he became the leader of the Birmingham Boys.

Where were Peaky Blinders filmed?

While the events in Peaky Blinders played out in Birmingham, England (the place where the real-life Peaky Blinders gang operated), most of the scenes in the TV series were filmed in the county of Yorkshire.

What age is Peaky Blinders suitable for?

In the U.S., Peaky Blinders is rated TV-MA, meaning the series is not suitable for viewers aged 17 or younger. According to IMDb, the show has severe sex and nudity, severe violence and gore, and severe profanity. The series also features several scenes involving alcohol, drugs, and smoking, not to mention a number of frightening and intense sequences.

In the U.K., meanwhile, the show got an age rating of 15 and above. Due to its frequent depiction of violence and different types of crimes, parental discretion is advised.

Peaky Blinders trailer

Haven’t seen Peaky Blinders yet? Watch the official trailer for the acclaimed drama below to get a preview of the show.

Peaky Blinders: Series launch trailer - BBC Two

Is Peaky Blinders worth watching?

If you’re a fan of crime drama, then Peaky Blinders is definitely a must-watch. The period-time drama received 50 nominations and 21 wins from different award-giving bodies during its entire run, including Best Drama Series at the 2018 BAFTA Awards.

Considered by many as one of the best shows ever, Peaky Blinder has been particularly praised for its stylish cinematography and the charismatic performances of its cast. It’s also celebrated by critics for putting a spotlight on a part of England and English history that is rarely explored on TV.

Peaky Blinders season 6 holds a 100% approval score based on 27 reviews, with an average critic rating of 7.8/10. The website’s critics’ consensus reads: “Peaky Blinders’ sixth season gracefully addresses the untimely passing of star Helen McCrory while setting the stage for a fitting climax to this epic saga of likable scalawags.”

In addition to its sixth and final season, Peaky Blinders season 2 and Peaky Blinders season 3 also hold a 100% approval score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Will there be a Peaky Blinders movie?

Yes. A Peaky Blinders film is underway. In January 2021, series creator Steven Knight announced that a Peaky Blinders movie is in the works.

“We are in development,” he told Deadline of the film that will serve as a continuation of the show’s last season. “It’s a fully formed idea and it has a beginning, middle, and end. And I think it’s going to be a fitting conclusion to the story told so far.”

The film, however, won’t be the end of the Peaky Blinders franchise, as Knight pointed out that the film will actually introduce new stories. “From it, there will be things I don’t really call spinoffs, but there will be other TV shows that I hope will come out of [it], that will continue to tell the story of this part of society.”

When asked what made him decide against the originally planned Peaky Blinders season 7, Knight replied: “COVID came along, and we lost a year of production. So we put our heads together and thought that it would be a good idea to do a movie instead of doing series seven.”

When Peaky Blinders won the Returning Drama Award at the 2022 National Television Awards ceremony in October 2022, Knight confirmed during his acceptance speech that production of the film would begin in Spring 2023. The movie is expected to hit theaters in 2024.

Will there be a Peaky Blinders spinoff series?

In December 2023, a Bloomberg report revealed that Netflix is developing two Peaky Blinders spinoff series. The first spinoff will reportedly tell the untold story of the formidable Elizabeth “Polly” Gray, the matriarch of the criminal Shelby family who was first introduced in the original show. Meanwhile, the other in-development Peaky Blinders spinoff will be set in Boston during the middle of the 20th century a couple of decades after the events of the original series where the Shelby name carries weight but faces fresh challenges and opportunities.

What does the term Peaky Blinder mean?

The term “peaky blinder” was derived from the name of a gang from Birmingham. Rumor has it that the name comes from a gang practice in which members would stitch razor blades into the peak of their flat caps. This way, they could easily make use of their caps during a fight. All gang members had to do was use their hats to slash the faces of their enemies, making the accessory an inconspicuous and very effective weapon.

Source: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Deadline, Radio Times, Bloomberg
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