'Peaky Blinders' And 'Taboo' Creator Steven Knight Is Working On New TV Series
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It wasn't long ago that adoring fans of the BBC drama series Peaky Blinders were left feeling a little miffed, after it was announced that they'd have to wait until 2019 for season five. It's a hard life, isn't it?
But all is not lost, as writer Steven Knight now has more up his sleeve for us, and is working on a huge new TV series with The Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence.
Knight, the brains behind both Peaky Blinders and Taboo, has signed up to write a new series for Apple TV called See. Little is known about the forthcoming drama series, but Deadline reports it will be an 'epic, world-building drama set in the future', and that it will likely consist of eight episodes - though the size of the order is yet to be confirmed.
The series will come from the recently-launched scripted drama venture between Peter Chernin's Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content. It will also see Knight and Lawrence as executive producers alongside Chernin Entertainment's Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Kristen Campo.
In being created for Apple TV, See will mark the fourth scripted series order for Apple's worldwide video programming division under Jamie Erlicht & Zack Van Amburg. It'll be joining a drama executive-produced by and starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, a reboot of Steven Spielberg and Bryan Fuller's Amazing Stories and a Ronald D. Moore sci-fi drama about the global space race.
Apple TV also just ordered its first docu-series, which will be called Home and hails from executive producers Matt Tyrnauer and Corey Reeser of Altimeter Films, Matthew Weaver, Ian Orefice and Bruce Gersh from Time Inc. Productions, and Joe Poulin, CEO of Luxury Retreats.
While we have to be patient and wait until next year for the new installment of Peaky Blinders, the next series of Taboo will be hitting screens this year - for which Steven Knight's already promised us high octane stuff.
"In my mind, explosive stuff is going to happen, which will be great, should it happen," he told Entertainment Weekly.
"There's a great destination for it, but I don't know if we're in a position to talk about the actual details of it."
Tom Hardy also added: "We're onto the next stage. The key really is Colonnade. When he says, 'We are Americans', James is very ambiguous with how much information he's going to give. In his mind, you will know when the time is right."
So it seems there's lots for us to get bingeing on over the next couple of years. Excellent.