Today brings a double whammy of good news for Peaky Blinders fans. Season six is pretty much in the can, creator Steven Knight has confirmed, and filming on the planned movie now has a start date.
Knight said at a BFI London Film Festival panel that the film will go into production in 2023, Variety reports.
Knight also confirmed that season six, which is completely filmed and almost fully edited, will premiere in spring 2022. "And then I am going to write the feature [film] which will be set in and shot in Birmingham," he added. "And that will probably be the sort of the end of the road for Peaky Blinders."
However, Knight also said the future could bring shows "related to" Peaky Blinders, though he stopped short of using the term "spin-off" because he said he isn’t keen on it.
Knight previously revealed that the Peaky Blinders movie was borne out of the show’s pandemic shutdown. “Covid came along, and we lost a year of production. So we put our heads together and thought that it would be a good idea to do a movie instead of doing series seven,” he told Variety in January.
At present it is unknown whether the late Helen McCrory will appear in season 6 of Peaky Blinders. The actress, who played Aunt Polly in the popular historical crime series, sadly died of breast cancer in April at the age of 52.
Do you think Peaky Blinders will work well as a feature-length movie?