Steven Knight, the creator of the hit series, Peaky Blinders has revealed that the film intended to wrap the series and will begin in 2023. The creator loosely based his hit series on a real youth gang with the same name that was active in Birmingham at the turn of the 20th century.
He has been the screenwriter for ventures like The Girl in the Spider’s Web in 2018 and the AppleTV+ series, See. However, when it comes to his fictional Peaky Blinders, they are more than common street thugs under Cillian Murphy’s formidable Thomas Shelby.
The series was originally filmed for BBC, however, Netflix acquired the rights and it became a worldwide sensation. Peaky Blinder revolves around the Shelby crime family and their efforts to make a name for themselves in the aftermath of World War I. Steven had a star cast led by Cillian, who was joining by the late Helen McCrory as his late Aunt Polly and Paul Anderson as his older brother Arthur.
The series also features Sam Neill, Tom Hardy, Adrien Brody and Anya Taylor-Joy. Steven sat down with BFI London Film Festival about the 6th and final season and the feature film. As per him, season 6 has finished filming and has almost finished being edited to premiere in 2022.
But it seems that season 6 will not be the last that we see of Thomas Shelby and the story will officially come to an end with a final feature film. Steven said, “And then I am going to write the feature which will be set in and shot in Birmingham. And that will probably be the sort of the end of the road for âPeaky Blindersâ as we know it.”
Originally, the sixth season of the show originally should have begun filming in March last year. But the pandemic made it impossible because of which they had to delay. But filming started in January this year because fans are excited to see how their story unfolds. It is also unknown if Helen filmed any scenes before passing away.
Steven did confirm that this will be the end of the road for Peaky Blinders but he also insinuated that there could be a future spin-off related to the series.