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It is the end of the Road for Tommy Shelby and his crew. Hit series “Peaky Blinders” will end after its sixth and final season. BBC confirmed this on Monday, when announcing that it had resumed production in the U.K. under strict COVID guidelines. But creator and writer Steven Knight has confirmed the hit BBC crime drama will conclude with a film. He exclusively told Deadline; “Covid changed our plans. But I can say that my plan from the beginning was to end Peaky with a movie. That is what is going to happen”.

The announcement that Peaky Blinders’ season 6 will be their last came as a surprise, the show’s creator had previously announced that the show would live to at least season 7. However, a year’s delay in production due to COVID 19 is likely to have moved up the plans to wrap with season 6. Taking the current global pandemic into consideration, the final season is likely to air at the end of this year, or at the start of 2022. Knight described the show as being “back with a bang” and warned fans that the mobsters would face “extreme jeopardy” in the sixth season.

We believe this will be the best season of all and are sure that our amazing fans will love it.

– Steven Knight

Deadline also reports that for the moment nothing has been formalised regarding a potential film, and that Knight seemed to mean it would be a logical extension for the show which has become its own industry. Since its creation, there have been tie-in books, clothing lines, an official soundtrack and a video game. Not to mention all the boys who wanted to cut their hair like Tommy Shelby am I right?

“Peaky Blinders” first aired in 2013 and quickly became BBC’s biggest hit in the UK and overseas. The series follows the story of Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy) and his notorious working class family’s rise to power in post World War I Birmingham. Ratings quickly grew from over two million for the first series to over four million by series four and it found further popularity on Netflix. Throughout its run, a host of awards have followed, including NTAs, which are voted for by the public, and a BAFTA for best drama series in 2018.

Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby in “Peaky Blinders”

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