So, we’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that season six of Peaky Blinders has officially started filming which means the countdown to it being back on our screens has begun. Hurrah! The bad news? Well, it’s just been confirmed this upcoming season will be our last. Boo!
The official Peaky Blinders Instagram account (@peakyblindersofficial) shared two images yesterday to confirm that although production for the sixth season had been grounded due to Covid-19, it was now well and truly underway.
The first showed Cillian Murphy getting his hair trimmed into Tommy Shelby’s trademark cut (complete with face mask, obvs), whilst the second showed a shot from the set with the caption: ‘The Shelbys are back in business. Series 6 of #PeakyBlinders has begun filming.’
The shows creator and writer Steven Knight says “After the enforced production delay due to the Covid pandemic, we find the family in extreme jeopardy and the stakes have never been higher. We believe this will be the best series of all and are sure that our amazing fans will love it. While the TV series will be coming to an end, the story will continue in another form.”
A film? A TV spin-off? Your guesses for how the story will continue are as good as ours!
Peaky Blinders last appeared on our screens back in autumn 2019 with season five, which ended with quite the cliffhanger. It was the first season after the period crime drama moved to BBC One, having previously been on BBC Two.
We’ll keep you updated as to when we get a confirmed air date – fingers crossed we won’t have to wait too long…