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Don’t worry, Peaky Blinders isn’t ending yet, but writer-creator Steven Knight has already worked out how the series will say farewell.

Knight has previously said his period crime drama will “definitely” return for a sixth season, and “probably” for a seventh after that, but now he’s revealed that the series has a chronological cut-off point: 1939.

“I know how it’s going to end, this particular incarnation of the family story, I know that it’s going to end at the beginning of the Second World War,” he told RadioTimes.com at the U.K.’s National Television Awards earlier this week.

Knight then hinted a Peaky Blinders spinoff could be in the works, adding: “But after that I think that the momentum is such that maybe we will continue with other bits of the story.”

He also suggested that the original incarnation of Peaky Blinders will wrap with a happy ending, but not before Cillian Murphy‘s Tommy Shelby and his family have really earned it.

Discussing what season six of the show will bring, Knight said: “Trouble, trouble and trouble is what’s coming – with a bit of happiness as well. I’ve always intended at the very, very end there will be redemption, there will be resolution and there will be a kind of happiness, but along the way there will be trouble.”

So there we are; Knight’s comments definitely give Peaky fans some serious food for thought. Is it too soon to pitch a spinoff centered on Helen McCrory‘s incredibly formidable Aunt Polly?

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By Nick Levine