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23rd Feb 2022

Peaky Blinders creator confirms movie and spin-off shows are on the way

Rory Cashin

Cillian Murphy Peaky Blinders

The sixth and final season of the show as we know it is about to arrive…

It has been over two years since the finale of the fifth season of Peaky Blinders, which – mild spoilers – shows Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) licking his wounds in light of his plans absolutely falling apart.

Fans have been waiting a long time, but the sixth season finally kicks off this weekend, with the first episode airing at 9pm on BBC One on Sunday, 27 February.

But it isn’t as if the show’s creator Steven Knight has been taking it easy in the time in between seasons.

He wrote the script for the dark fantasy adaptation of A Christmas Carol starring Guy Pearce and Andy Serkis, he’s continued producing epic Jason Momoa-led Apple TV+ show See, plus he wrote the scripts for the Anne Hathaway pandemic-heist movie Locked Down, as well as the recent Kristen Stewart-as-Princess Diana biopic Spencer.

And it looks like he plans on getting even busier, as he reveals some big plans for the Peaky Blinders Universe, or the PBU as we’ll be calling it from now on. (Not really.)

Knight told Entertainment Weekly:

“I’m calling this the end of the beginning. We’re going to end the series as it is at the moment, but we’re going to do the movie, which we’ll shoot in 18 months time, maybe a little bit longer.

“After that, according to how the film structure falls into place, we’ll set in motion some spin-offs that will be part of the same universe.”

Knight didn’t reveal what those spin-offs might be about, whether they’d be about currently surviving characters in the show, or going back to expand on previously killed-off favourites, but Peaky Blinders fans will be able to fill their boots before too long.

Check out the trailer for the sixth and final season of the show as we know it right here:

Clip via BBC

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