Peaky Blinders to end after upcoming sixth season

The saga of the Shelby crime family is not over for good however.

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight has announced that the upcoming sixth season of the gangster drama will be its last.  

This will come as a bit of a surprise for fans as Knight had previously stated that the show would run for seven seasons in order to take it up to the beginning of World War II. 

He did however tease a return for the Shelby family in a statement saying that “while the TV series will be coming to an end, the story will continue in another form.” Whether or not this could be a feature length film is not yet known. 

Production on this sixth season is now underway after being delayed indefinitely last April due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Specific plot details are currently very sparse but Knight has previously said that it will “find the family in extreme jeopardy and the stakes have never been higher.” 

Peaky Blinders follows the Shelby crime family in 1920s Birmingham which consists of leader Tommy (Cillian Murphy), his Aunt Polly (Helen McCrory), unstable brother Arthur (Paul Anderson), sister Ada (Sophie Rundle) and ambitious cousin Michael (Finn Cole).  

Stephen Graham is set to join the cast of season 6 in an undisclosed role while Sam Claflin, Charlie Murphy and Anna Taylor-Joy are also set to return. 

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

Source: BBC News

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