Peaky Blinders is coming to an end, but the future of the series isn’t as uncertain as fans might think. For five seasons on Netflix, the series has seduced critics and viewers with its detective stories and very cool visual style. Created by Steven Knight, Peaky Blinders follows its titular band led by Tommy Shelby played by Cillian Murphy, through his various criminal exploits in the early 1900s in England. Murphy leads the entire troupe of the show which, over the years, has also welcomed and supported renowned actors such as Tom Hardy, Sam Neill, Aidan Gillen, Sam Claflin, Noah Taylor, Adrien Brody, and Anya Taylor-Joy.
The highly anticipated Peaky Blinders Season 6 is currently underway, but it was announced in January 2021 that the next season would also be the last. As disappointing as this news is for longtime fans of the series, they should know that there were a few reasons behind the decision to end Peaky Blinders – and one of them involves the series returning unexpectedly.
Will there be Peaky Blinders Season 6?
Filming was originally scheduled to take place for Season 6 of Peaky Blinders starting in February 2020, according to ProductionWeekly. It was understood that filming would take place again in Liverpool and Scotland.
Steven Knight continues his writing and shows his current tasks for Season 6 and for the first time, Peaky Blinders Season 6 should see a director return with Anthony Byrne joining the project.
A few months later, the COVID-19 pandemic hit the film and TV industry very hard and the hit Netflix (Black Spot Season 3) and BBC series Peaky Blinders was no exception. The production was just getting ready to start filming when everything stopped.
“We were so close to the start of filming season 6. Months of hard work by our very talented, dedicated, and hardworking team,” Anthony Byrne, director of Season 5 and Season 6, wrote in an Instagram post.
“The sets were built, the costumes were made. Cameras and lenses tested. The spaces have been reserved. All the preparation was complete. It’s a real shame not to be able to do it for you at this time,” he continued. The fate of the much-anticipated police drama of the 1920s was pending, until now.
As the film and TV industry slowly recovers, What’s on Netflix (Better Call Saul Season 6, Sweet Magnolias Season 2) has learned that the sixth season of Peaky Blinders is set to kick off in November in Liverpool, UK, and Scotland.
There is no information on the length of the shoot, but originally, season 6 would last about five months. With all the necessary COVID-19 precautions and a more “pandemic-sensitive” schedule for almost all production around the world, we can imagine that Peaky Blinders Season 6 will also take a little longer than usual.
Peaky Blinders Season 6 Release Date
Again, we don’t expect to see Season 6 of Peaky Blinders until it ends airing on the BBC (The A List Season 3, The Cry Season 2) in the UK. Season 5 arrived on Netflix on October 4, 2019, about three weeks after its UK air date.
The release date for the sixth season of Peaky Blinders is currently unclear, but with a start date of November 2020, about 6 months or more of filming, and about 6 months of post-production, Q4 2021/Q1 2022 would be a logical estimate.
The work of a Member of Parliament is never finished.
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– Peaky Blinders (@ThePeakyBlinder) November 21, 2019
Netflix in the UK will eventually get Peaky Blinders Season 6 too, but at this point, it doesn’t seem to be the case until 2022, as Netflix has to wait to get the license.
Cast of Peaky Blinders Season 6
All the main actors will be back, including Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle, and Finn Cole.
It remains to be seen whether the deceased cast members, including Annabelle Wallis who plays Grace Shelby, will return in some form.
There has been speculation regarding some rumors of castings for Peaky Blinders Season 6, including Julia Roberts. According to DigitalSpy, other well-known celebrities have also wanted to get involved, including Samuel L. Jackson, Snoop Dogg, and A$AP Rocky.
Plot of Peaky Blinders Season 6
Warning: spoilers below for Season 5 of Peaky Blinders.
Season 5, which included six more episodes, sees “the Shelbys struggling with the stock market crash of 1929, Tommy faces new threats to his power from younger members of his family and fascist rivals.
Season 5 left us a huge cliffhanger after the tumultuous events of the season. Tommy ended the season by yelling at his deceased wife with a pistol pointed at his head before it went black. Will Tommy eventually commit suicide? His PTSD and serial events are clearly taking hold.
We should also find out who ultimately betrayed Tommy, but according to the podcast series, Obsessed with Peaky Blinders, we should already be able to figure out who it was. Let us know that you think it’s in the comments below.
DigitalSpy has made its big list of those it suspects of being the traitor.
Beyond that, we should know more about Peaky Blinder’s expansion in the UNITED STATES. Beyond that, we are rapidly approaching World War II in events with Oswald Mosley becoming more important.
Will there be a season 7 of Peaky Blinders?
Peaky Blinders wasn’t always expected to end after six seasons. Creator Steven Knight had previously hinted that the series would last a total of seven seasons and end with the start of World War II. However, according to Deadline, Knight’s plan for seven seasons has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has delayed filming the sixth season of Peaky Blinders by nearly a year.
Even though Peaky Blinders will end sooner than expected, fans should be delighted to learn that a glimmer of hope has emerged amid all the sadness and disappointment. The good news? Although Peaky Blinders will end its TV series after six seasons, fans can still expect to see the show’s characters back on screen at least once more. Shortly after announcing that the long-awaited season would be the last in the series, Knight told Deadline that “Covid has changed our plans. But I can say that my plan from the beginning was to finish Peaky with a movie. That’s what’s going to happen.
So it’s not bad at all, fans of Peaky Blinders. It doesn’t look like Season 6 of Peaky Blinders is going to punch either, with executive producer Caryn Mandabach telling Deadline: ” This final season of our beloved Peaky Blinders is going to be the best to date. Steve’s amazing ability to be prescient about world events is matched only by his ability to make Tommy Shelby the most indelible character of our time.