Following the official announcement that the series ‘Peaky Blinders’ ending after the conclusion of its sixth season, will Deadline report that creator Steven Knight is planning to produce a film based on the BBC series. Knight himself promised fans that the acclaimed crime drama will continue in another form …
“The Covid changed our plans. But I can say that my idea from the beginning was to end Peaky Blinders with a movie. That is what is going to happen,” Knight said.
For her part, executive producer Caryn Mandabach added, “This final season of our beloved Peaky Blinders will be the best yet. Steve’s uncanny ability to be prophetic about world events is only matched by his ability to make Tommy Shelby the most indelible character of our time. “
The series is set in the world of gangsters of the 1920s that emerged in the British city of Birmingham, just after the First World War. The relentless and ambitious Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) leads the “Peaky Blinders”, a hysterical and fearsome criminal organization that was characterized by having razor blades sewn on the tops of their caps, hence the title that gives it its name.
Alongside Murphy the series stars Helen McCrory as Polly Gray, Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby, Sophie Rundle as Ada Thorne, Finn Cole as Michael Gray, Anya Taylor-Joy as Gina Gray, Brian Gleeson as Jimmy McCavern, Neil Maskell as Winston. Churchill and Sam Claflin as Oswald Mosley.
The final season of ‘Peaky Blinders’ will be directed by Anthony Byrne (‘In Darkness’) from a script written by Steven Knight, with Nick Goding as producer. Caryn Mandabach, Steven Knight, Jamie Glazebrook, David Mason, Anthony Byrne, Cillian Murphy, Tommy Bulfin from the BBC and Lucy Bedford from Tiger Aspect will executive produce.