BBC Orders Ska Music Drama From ‘Peaky Blinders’ Creator Steven Knight – Deadline

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The BBC has commissioned a six-part drama concerning the UK’s ska and two-tone music scene, which hails from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight.

Two Tone (working title) will inform the story of an prolonged household and 4 younger people who find themselves drawn into the world of ska and two tone music, which grew from the grass roots of the English cities Coventry and Birmingham within the late Nineteen Seventies and early Eighties.

The music united black, white and Asian youths throughout a tricky interval for race relations within the UK.

Information of the sequence, which is able to air on BBC1 and the BBC iPlayer, is available in the identical month Knight’s lauded gangster drama Peaky Blinders got here to an finish on the BBC.

Banijay UK-owned Kudos (Grantchester, SAS Rogue Heroes) and Knight’s Nebulastar are co-producing in affiliation with the previous’s northern subsidiary Kudos North, Matthew James Wilkinson’s Stigma Movies (Select Or Die) and Nick Angel, the previous Island Data A&R director who was a co-founder of Colin Firth’s Random Movies.

Taking pictures will start Birmingham at Knight’s new Digbeth Loc movie and TV studios.

“This can be a undertaking that’s actually very near home and I’m creating characters and themes which might be set within the early 80s however hopefully are very modern. In fact, the soundtrack might be sensational,” mentioned Knight, who’s creator, author and govt producer. Kudos’ Karen Wilson, Martin Haines, Phil Temple and Laura Conway are exec producers, together with Wilkinson, Angel and the BBC’s Tommy Bulfin. Banijay Rights will deal with worldwide distribution.

Ben Irving, Appearing Director of BBC Drama mentioned: “Steven has taken his data of this time and place and used it to weave a brilliantly unique and characterful drama, set in opposition to the musical backdrop of ska and two tone. We’re thrilled to have the ability to carry this distinctive piece to viewers on the BBC.”




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