The final season of the hit BBC/Netflix drama has now started production. The show is created by Steve Knight and features Cillian Murphy.
BBC’s critically acclaimed series Peaky Blinders is set to end after season six. The last and final season of the hit series has just commenced production as it revolves around the Shelby family.
The successful drama is about Tommy Shelby and his family’s rise to fame and power. This is set against the backdrop of post-First World War Birmingham. The show premiered back in 2013 and has become a huge international phenomenon.
This was possible after the show premiered on Netflix. The show also won BAFTA Craft Awards and the BAFTA Tv Award for the best drama series in 2018. Steve said that the show is back with a bang. The creator shared how the production got delayed and talked about the series.
He shared, “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.”
Caryn Mandabach, the executive producer added that their “wonderful, supportive” partners at BBC and Netflix have ensured they get the show safely back into production. He also shared how the safety of their cast and crew has always been their priority.
“The world of Peaky Blinders will most definitely live on.”
The producer expressed his gratitude to all the fans who have been supporting them and for being patient. He further shared that Steve’s scripts are incredible and mark the end of an epic story. The producer shared that it first started in 2013 but the world of Peaky Blinders will “most definitely” live on.
The last and final season was also written by Steve. While Anthony Byrne will again be the director as he has directed all the five seasons before. Nick Goding will produce it while Caryn, Steve, Jamie Glazebrook, David Mason, Anthony, and Murphy will be executive producers.
Tommy Bulfin is the executive producer for BBC and Lucy Bedford is the executive producer for Tiger Aspect. Peaky Blinders is co-produced by Tiger Aspect Productions and was distributed internationally by Banijay Rights.
“We are very excited that filming for Peaky Blinders has begun and so grateful to everyone for all their hard work to make it happen,” said Bulfin. “Steve’s scripts for series six are truly remarkable and provide a fitting send-off, which we are sure will delight fans.”
The production team of Peaky Blinders has developed comprehensive production protocols to ensure the series is produced in a safe and responsible way. They are also making sure it goes hand-in-hand with government guidelines during the time of the global pandemic.