The award winning writer is set to create, write and executive produce a brand new show entitled Two Tone.
So, what is Two Tone and when will we see it on our screens?
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming show.
What is Two Tone about?
Two Tone is a new original six part series created, produced and written by Steven Knight. The show will premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
The series will tell the story of an extended family and four young people who are drawn into the world of ska and two tone music, which grew from the grass roots of Coventry and Birmingham in the late 70s and early 80s.
The music united black, white and Asian youths in an expression of unity.
Steven Knight spoke on the project, saying that: “this is a project that’s literally very close to home and I’m developing characters and themes that are set in the early 80s but hopefully are very contemporary.”
“Of course, the soundtrack will be sensational.”
The show will be produced by Kudos, a Banijay UK Company and one of the world’s leading TV production companies. Recent productions from this company include: Code 404 (Sky One), Grantchester (ITV), Two Weeks to Live (Sky One), Ladybaby (BBC3) and Utopia (C4 / Amazon), with major new series including SAS Rogue Heroes (BBC One).
The show will also be produced by Steven Knight’s production company Nebulastar.
The exciting news has set the entertainment industry a buzz, with Ben Irving, Acting Director of BBC Drama saying: “Steven has taken his knowledge of this time and place and used it to weave a brilliantly original and characterful drama, set against the musical backdrop of ska and two tone.”
“We are thrilled to be able to bring this unique piece to viewers on the BBC.”
Where is the show being filmed?
The show is set to start filming in late 2022 in Birmingham at Steven Knight’s new Digbeth Location Film and TV studio.
When will the show be released?
No release date has been announced yet. With the show filming in late 2022, the show will likely premier in late 2023 or early 2024.
Who is Steven Knight?
Steven Knight is a British award winning writer and director best known for creating the television series Peaky Blinders.
As well as this, he has written screenplays for films such as Dirty Pretty Things (2002), Eastern Promises (2007) and Closed Circuit (2013). As a director, he has worked on films such as Locke (2013) and Hummingbird (2013).
His most recent work includes writing the 2021 film Spencer which was based on the life of Princess Diana, starring Kristen Stewart.
He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2020 New Year Honours for services to drama, entertainment and the community in Birmingham.
In 2004, the writer was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay with Dirty Pretty Things.