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Netflix announces House of Guinness from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight

Meet the family behind the famous brewery.

Steven Knight continues to be one of the busiest writers in television, with Netflix bagging his ambitious new project – chronicling a tumultuous period for the world-famous Guinness family.

Set in Dublin and New York during the 19th Century, House of Guinness kicks off immediately after the death of patriarch Benjamin, who is credited with the early success of the family's brewery.

In the wake of that loss, the series will explore the "far-reaching impact of his cunning will on the fate of his four adult children" as well as several other characters involved in the business.

Steven Knight. Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

Anne Mensah, Vice-President of Content at Netflix UK, said: "We are beyond thrilled to be working with Kudos and the incredible Steven Knight to bring the story of the Guinness Family to Netflix audiences.

"It has all the power of Peaky Blinders but the scale and the sweep of a true family saga. Set in the UK and the US, we cannot wait to see this realised."

Creator Steven Knight commented: "The Guinness dynasty is known the world over – wealth, poverty, power, influence, and great tragedy are all intertwined to create a rich tapestry of material to draw from.

"I’ve always been fascinated by their stories and am excited to bring the characters to life for the world to see."

Executive producer Karen Wilson added: "House of Guinness is full of mystery, intrigue, and drama and we’re absolutely thrilled to be bringing it to Netflix audiences around the globe.

"This epic and fascinating story about one of the greatest dynasties of the world will have audiences captivated, and I can’t think of anyone better to bring it to life than the brilliant Steven Knight."

Credit to Radio Times

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