It’s the reunion we didn’t know we needed. Steven Knight best known for his creation of Peaky Blinders has reunited with star Stephen Graham, on the 12-part original period drama A Thousand Blows, set against the backdrop of Victorian London’s illegal boxing scene, for Disney+ and Hulu.
Steven Knight takes creator, writer and executive producer credits on A Thousand Blows, while Stephen Graham stars and executive produces alongside Hannah Walters at their joint company Matriarch Productions for the upcoming series. The drama follows the fortunes of Hezekiah and Alec, two best friends newly arrived from Jamaica. Fighting for survival in the violent melting pot of Victorian London’s East End, they come up against Sugar Goodson, a dangerous, veteran boxer played by Graham. The UK Original series will premiere on Disney+ globally, Star+ in Latin America and Hulu in the US.
“I’m really thrilled to be working on this project with Stephen as well as the very talented production team and group of writers,” said Knight. “I always love to delve into untold history, and this is a story that really deserves to be told.”