A Thousand Blows is coming to Disney+ and can reunite Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight with actor Stephen Graham (above). Graham will star, and each are govt producers. The new drama collection will take viewers into the world of unlawful boxing set inside the felony underbelly of Eighteen Eighties London.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed extra in regards to the 12-episode collection:
Based on real-life figures and tales, the collection will follows Hezekiah and Alec, two finest buddies from Jamaica who discover themselves thrust into the colourful and violent melting pot of post-industrial revolution London’s East End. Drawn into the felony underbelly of the thriving boxing scene, Hezekiah meets Mary Carr, chief of The Forty Elephants — the infamous all-female London gang — as they battle for survival on the streets. As Hezekiah sharpens his new abilities, he comes up in opposition to Sugar Goodson, a seasoned and harmful boxer (performed by Graham in his second stint as a pugilist after 2015 function Orthodox), and the 2 are quickly locked into an intense rivalry that spills out manner past the ring.
Knight mentioned the next in regards to the upcoming Disney+ collection:
“I’m really thrilled to be working on this project with Stephen as well as the very talented production team and group of writers. I always love to delve into untold history, and this is a story that really deserves to be told. We are recreating an amazing world and telling a remarkable true story.”
Graham additionally spoke in regards to the collection and his function:
“To be able to work with Steve again and the talented team of writers we have for this project is truly wonderful, and to tell the story of these incredible characters during this period of time in London is a joy. Aside from having the privilege of bringing the role of Sugar Goodson to life, I am also extremely proud that Matriarch is co-producing this show whilst helping to create opportunities for people in front of and behind the camera, instilling the ethos of providing training within production that otherwise would be difficult for some to pursue as a career. ‘Don’t count the days… Make the days count’ — Muhammad Ali.”
A premiere date for A Thousand Blows will likely be introduced later.
What do you think? Are you planning to take a look at this new drama on Disney+?