Show creator Steven Knight released the following statement:
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.
As with many other shows and movies, the pandemic delayed Peaky Blinders’ production schedule and cut the planned seven seasons short. In spite of the premature, COVID-induced end to the show, fans are hopeful due to the end of Knight’s statement that the story will continue. Executive producer Caryn Mandabach echoed this in her message, stating, “The world of Peaky Blinders will most definitely live on.” At the moment it’s unclear what the next step will be. However, it’s possible the show will go The Walking Dead route with a spinoff show or movie down the line.
Set in Birmingham, England, Peaky Blinders takes place after World War I. The show centers on Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby, head of the Shelby crime family. The show first aired on BBC Two in 2013 and has grown to become a worldwide hit, available internationally on Netflix. There’s no word yet for when Season Six will air, but knowing Peaky Blinders it’s bound to go out with a (possibly literal) bang.
Photo taken by director Anthony Byrne during filming of series 5. pic.twitter.com/1gOToza7fM
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