Excitement grows as Cillian Murphy confirms Peaky Blinders Season 6 is nearly finished filming 4 weeks ago

Excitement grows as Cillian Murphy confirms Peaky Blinders Season 6 is nearly finished filming

We chatted to the actor during some of his down time from shooting the show in Manchester.

Without a doubt, one of the most anticipated shows to make a return in 2021 is Peaky Blinders.

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Believe it or not, it has been almost two years since the season five finale aired in September 2019, making for the biggest gap between seasons since the show first began way back in 2013.

There have obviously been a lot of reasons for that, between the pandemic and the very sad passing of actress Helen McCrory in April of this year, but the delay in the return of the show has led to an already rabid fanbase to become even more insatiable.

It also doesn't help that there have been so many rumoured plot points - there was even talk of Rowan Atkinson playing Adolf Hitler at one point, but the producers shot that down - but most of us are none-the-wiser as to what to expect from the sixth season.

JOE was lucky enough to have a nice long chat with Tommy Shelby himself, Cillian Murphy, in the run-up to the release of his new movie A Quiet Place Part II (full interview coming to JOE and The Big Reviewski very soon!), with Murphy telling us that he was currently in Manchester.

So while we obviously were chatting to him during his little bit of downtime in between filming scenes for Peaky Blinders, we had to ask how the shoot was going, and he told us that "We're nearly there now. I think we're about two weeks out from finishing. We've been here since January, so it has been a long one."

Considering that the epic fifth season took four months to film, and this new season has been in production since January, making it five or six months of filming, it is probably fair to say that season six of Peaky Blinders will undoubtedly be the biggest one yet by a wide margin.

Before then though, you can next see Cillian in one of the leading roles in A Quiet Place Part II, which is coming to Irish cinemas this summer.

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