Everyone's heard of Arthur Guinness, and you probably know the story of the Guinness family in a vague sort of way.

However, the world is set to become a lot more familiar with the story of the famous Dubliners, as Netflix are set to make a new series based around "one of Europe's most famous and enduring dynasties".

The show has the working title of 'House of Guinness' and has been green-lit by the streaming titans. It will be set in 19th century Dublin and New York, and will explore the story of the family after the death of patriarch Benjamin - the philanthropist and brewer who was the grandson of Arthur Guinness (the man who bought St. James's Gate Brewery in 1759) and a key figure in the expansion of the mighty Guinness brand.

The series will focus on Benjamin's adult children Arthur, Edward, Anne, and Ben, as well as various Dublin characters surrounding them and their business.

'House of Guinness' is being created by Steven Knight, the man behind 'Peaky Blinders', who said: "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."

Anne Mensah of Netflix UK said the series "has all the power of Peaky Blinders but the scale and the sweep of a true family saga".

The 8-part series will begin filming this summer.