Sophie Rundle Thinks Peaky Blinders’ Success Came From Bucking British TV Trends

“Peaky Blinders” is different from other gangster dramas. From the get-go, you can see its originality shine through its cinematography, story, and writing. It is endlessly compelling, and cast member Sophie Rundle, known for portraying Tommy’s (Cillian Murphy) sister throughout the series, believes its “aesthetic” played a crucial role in its success. The actress explained to Wonderland Magazine how the period drama had a lot going for it.

“Peaky Blinders” heavily impacted the British television industry and led people to view British television differently, which Rundle believes worked in its favor.

“The style of the show is so bold and confident unlike a lot of British telly. I think Steve Knight is such a brilliant writer and he creates this world. That combined with the visuals and the music and the style. It’s got a lot of attitude and I think people really responded to that. It’s so creative, it’s got its own energy, and I think it really popped out. To find that show on your telly at 8 o’clock on BBC Two was quite surprising in some ways.”

While “Peaky Blinders” completed its six-season run last year, creator and showrunner Steven Knight has continued to write projects set in its universe. With a “Peaky Blinders” film on the way, it’s exciting to imagine the reception when the show’s aesthetic makes its way to the silver screen.

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