Peaky Blinders is a British period crime drama set in Birmingham, England, and follows the exploits of the Shelby crime family. This show has gained huge popularity over it’s time on air on BBC’s channels and on Netflix, showing the exploits of Tommy and Arthur Shelby across five current seasons, soon to be six. The creator of Peaky Blinder however, Steven Knight, has confirmed that season six of Peaky Blinders will be the last season he makes before the filming of a movie to round off the Shelby family’s adventure. But what do we know about this final movie, when is it coming, and what will it mean for the series?
When Will The Film Be Released?
Not much is yet known about the release date for the movie, as Steven Knight says simply that the movie will go into production in 2023, something that many fans are both excited about and sad to see the series end. However, Knight has revealed that season six, the final season for the television series, is completely shot and edited and set for a 2022 spring release. This does mean that Knight will be allowing the series a large gap of time before the movie will even start production, building the tension for what will undoubtedly be a showstopper.
The pragmatic family have so far been seen to go from humble bookies creating a sort-of GGPoker, albeit many years early, to getting involved with other gangs, politics and more. With the lead Tommy Shelby, played by Cillian Murphy, providing excellent talent and emotion to a character with interestingly grey morals.
The series has risen to fantastic heights since its release in 2013, with its fifth season being the most viewed so far. It is no wonder, therefore, that it has gained such traction across the globe. Better yet for its UK audience, Birmingham is hosting a number of different events related to the show over the coming months, such as tours around the famous city to see not only locations related to the show but also those in relation to the original – and very real – Shelby gangster family of the same name as the show. Fans will get to peek behind the scenes at Steven Knight’s excellent directing and writing to really understand the show as a whole.
What Next For Peaky Blinders
Movie aside, what next can be expected for the series? Well, as already mentioned, Peaky Blinders has gained a culture of its own, with tours of the real locations of the gang the show is based off of. To tide fans over until season six, there is even an interactive theatre in the Peaky Blinders style, where fans can go and enjoy an evening of the 1920s in a themed pub, with actors staging real events such as horse race fixing, thug fights and more. Based in a pub in London, this event is spectacular, greatly immersive and truly captures the imagination.
As for where the show is going after the movie, Knight is shy to share too many details, though he has hinted toward the potential for another distinct style set in the place and time. Though not wishing to use the term, “spin-off” he does say that there is the possibility for more series in the “Peaky Blinders universe” meaning that this final movie may not be the last time fans see their favourite characters. Though Knight says he will be “passing on” the writing baton, it is likely that this isn’t the last time we will see Birmingham and the effects of the Shelby family, nor the rich history that the city holds.
The final movie for Peaky Blinders will hold a lot of rich story as the tale comes to a close. Where Knight will go with it no one is all too sure, but it is clear that this movie will be fantastic and a great end to what has been a strong story unfolding on our televisions.