Peaky Blinders final season premiere date confirmed by BBC
They're back. Finally.
The premiere date for the sixth and final series of Peaky Blinders has finally been announced after being delayed like most things due to the pandemic.
The Shelbys are returning once more for the Birmingham-based drama, which has become a huge fan favourite thanks to brilliant performances from the likes of Cillian Murphy, Anabelle Wallis and the late Helen McCory.
Director Anthony Byrne shared a teaser clip in November, captioning the post: "We're coming for you sooner than you think", and there has been mad speculation since.
But the BBC has now revealed that the sixth series will air on Sunday, 27 February, with each episode following weekly at 9pm.
The final series has added Stephen Graham to the cast, who recently saw great success in Boiling Point, and Help alongside Jodie Comer. Tom Hardy will also return as Alfie Solomons.
But there is one star who will be missed greatly by the cast and fans alike.
Helen McCrory, who played Polly Gray, passed away from cancer last year. Due to the pandemic, she was unable to film any scenes for the final series before her death.
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Murphy recently admitted it was "really hard" to film without McCrory.
He told The Guardian:
"She would have been in series six if the pandemic hadn't put everything on hold.
"We were just five days away from shooting in March 2020 when the lockdown was announced. Helen was the heart of that show and it was hard to make it without her. Really hard.
"There was this huge absence on the set," Murphy continued.
"We all felt it. She died while we were shooting.
"She was too young. You can't help but think of all the amazing roles she would have had."