Peaky Blinders director talks season 6 release date

The Shelby family will return by the end of 2021 at the earliest. 

Peaky Blinders director Anthony Byrne has spoken about a potential release date for its upcoming sixth season. 

The acclaimed gangster drama was supposed to begin filming in March 2020 but production was suspended following the coronavirus outbreak.

During a recent video interview with Digital Spy, Byrne stated that while the uncertainty around the ongoing pandemic means he can’t say for sure filming could potentially start in the first few months of 2021. 

"In an ideal world it would be great to be prepping again towards the end of the year with a view to start shooting early next year,” he said.  

“That feels achievable, whether that's true or not, I have no idea.”

"If we did start shooting in January (2021), we wouldn't finish until May or June and then it's another 6 months of editing."

That means that the show would likely premiere on BBC One toward the tail end of 2021 or early 2022. 

Byrne didn’t give too many hints as to what we can expect from the plot of season 6 but did reveal that a new female character will be introduced who will “challenge Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy).” 

He also added that all of this extra time has given creator Stephen Knight the chance to refine the quality of the scripts. 

"I promise it will be worth the wait. It's given us a chance to go back through the scripts again and really kind of nail it."

You can stream all five seasons of Peaky Blinders on Netflix now. 

Source: Digital Spy

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