‘Peaky Blinders’ Confirms Movie and Final Season
Show creator Steven Knight confirmed a film for the English drama following the epic sixth and final season.
Bittersweet news comes from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, who announced that the beloved BAFTA-winning Netflix series will conclude following the upcoming sixth season, but the story will continue “in another form”—namely, a movie.
“My plan from the beginning was to end Peaky with a movie,” Knight told Deadline. “This is what is going to happen.”
Fans have been awaiting the release of the sixth season since the cliffhanger ending of season five, which saw protagonist Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy) at his lowest point in the show yet: with ruined plans to take down his political rival, his gang and family in danger and the ghost of series favorite Grace urging him to pull the trigger when he hit rock bottom.
According to Knight, COVID changed the show’s original plans, pushing back the sixth season (which just started filming on Monday, rather than nearly a year ago as intended before the pandemic) and altering the course of the series. While no details have been released on the film or final season, Executive Producer Caryn Mandabach told Deadline that “This final season of our beloved Peaky Blinders is going to be the best one yet”—a monumental promise, from the epic show with half a dozen television awards to its name.
While Knight warns that the Shelby family will face “extreme jeopardy” in the sixth season (though, when have they not?) one thing is certain: with a grand farewell season and feature-length movie on the way, Peaky Blinders is going out with a bang.