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28th Jul 2022

Peaky Blinders creator confirms film starts shooting “next year”

Danny Jones

By order of Steven Knight.

Series creator Steven Knight has confirmed that the Peaky Blinders film is “nearly written” and is set to start shooting some time next year.

Discussing the long talked-about project in an interview on Heart Radio’s breakfast show, the screenwriter and director revealed that the script for the movie is not only close to being finished but that principal photography will begin in 2023.

“I can tell you there’s going to be a feature film, that’s confirmed by me right now,” he told presenters Jamie Theakston and Zoe Hardman; “I’m nearly done writing it, we’re going to shoot it in Digbeth in Birmingham”, he revealed, adding that “it’s like Peaky is coming home.”

The show itself has been filmed everywhere from Manchester and Liverpool, to Cheshire, Lancashire, Scotland and more. The closest it has ever come to filming in the actual city of Birmingham itself is Black Country Living Museum, which appeared in season six.

Sweeping past the question regarding a potential seventh season, Knight went on to tease that as well as some “familiar faces”, there will obviously be some new characters added into the mix and hopes to break ground on production within the “next 18 months”.

The 62-year-old Peaky creator, who also wrote the BBC’s period drama Taboo, is part of the creative team helping deliver the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Being held in Birmingham this year, Knight is executive producer behind the event’s opening ceremony which kicks off on Thursday, 28 July.

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