Story Will Continue In “Another Form”
The upcoming sixth series of Peaky Blinders will be the last, writer and creator Steven Knight has confirmed.
Knight announced the news in a statement confirming the hit crime drama, which is set in interwar Birmingham, had resumed production following delays due to the coronavirus pandemic. He said –
“Peaky is back and with a bang. After the enforced production delay due to the Covid pandemic, we find the family in extreme jeopardy and the stakes have never been higher.”
“We believe this will be the best series of all and are sure that our amazing fans will love it. While the TV series will be coming to an end, the story will continue in another form.”
Knight, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter, previously revealed he had been “approached” to take the Shelby crime family universe to the big-screen.
The sixth series will conclude the saga of Cillian Murphy’s Tommy Shelby and his family’s rise to power against the backdrop of industrial Birmingham.
Series five, which introduced Sam Claflin as the leader of the British Union of Fascists Oswald Mosley, ended with a cliffhanger and the Shelby family betrayed by their allies.
Executive producer for the BBC Tommy Bulfin said –
“We are very excited that filming for Peaky Blinders has begun and so grateful to everyone for all their hard work to make it happen.
“Steve’s scripts for series six are truly remarkable and provide a fitting send-off which we are sure will delight fans.”
The release date for the final series of Peaky Blinders has yet to be announced.