The world of Tommy Shelby and the Peaky Blinders is coming to an end during the sixth and final season of the show, creator and writer Steven Knight has confirmed.
The now-iconic period drama, which follows the Shelby crime family who are dealing with life after the First World War, has evolved dramatically since its premiere in 2013. Starring the likes of Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Joe Cole and Paul Anderson in prominent roles, Peaky Blinders has also welcomed cameos from critically acclaimed actors such as Tom Hardy, Sam Neil, Adrien Brody, Anya Taylor-Joy and many more as its success spiralled.
Now though, Steven Knight is pulling the story to a close as he prepares to release what will be the sixth and final season of the show. However, the writer has alluded to a new direction by confirming that Peaky Blinders will “continue in another form.”
Releasing the news in a statement, Knight 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.”
He concluded: “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.”
Executive producer, Caryn Mandabach, added: “Along with our wonderful, supportive partners at BBC and Netflix, we have been working diligently to ensure we can get ‘Peaky’ safely back into production; the safety of our cast and crew is always our priority. Thank you to all the ‘Peaky’ fans who have been so unwaveringly supportive and patient. Steve’s scripts are incredible and mark the end of an epic story that has entranced audiences since it first started in 2013, but the world of ‘Peaky Blinders’ will most definitely live on.”
Due to the delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, it is believed that the sixth season of Peaky Blinders will be released late in 2021.