Peaky Blinders Apparently Won't Return For A Sixth Season Until 2022
While we're comparatively well-sheltered from the major onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic, it's been all to easy to forget from time to time just how much of a grinding halt the rest of the world has been brought to.
And while we have plenty to watch and catch up on in the meantime, studio and production shutdowns across the world mean that there will inevitably come a point where the wait for new installments of shows like Peaky Blinders will become near unbearable.
Thankfully, what we officially know now is that the show will absolutely return to bring a closure to the cliffhanger fans were left on at the end of season five.
"We’ve talked to Cillian Murphy and he’s all for it, and the rest of the principal cast are in for it,” sereis creator Steven Knight told the BBC, going on to call the story of the sixth season "the best yet."
In fact, both seasons 6 and 7 are all but confirmed, with an eighth likely if interest from fans and the cast alike remain strong.
“My ambition is to make it a story of a family between two wars. So I’ve wanted to end it with the first air raid siren in Birmingham in 1939. It’ll take three more series to reach that point,” Knight continued.
In my mind this story is the story between two wars. The end of the chapter of these people’s lives and this society is when the Second World War begins. Because it all changes after that, after the demolitions and the council estates, it’s a different world.”
According to an Instagram post put on the official Peaky Blinders account and written by director Anthony Byrne, production on the show's sixth season was curtailed basically at the last second by the onset of the covid-19 pandemic. This means that while pretty much all the preparation has been done, it'll be late 2020 at the earliest — the time when the show's sixth season was actually supposed to release — before filming is set to begin.
“We were so close to the start of filming season 6,” says Byrne.
“Months of hard work by our very talented, dedicated and hardworking crew. Sets were built, costumes were made. Cameras and lenses tested. Locations were booked. All the prep was done. It’s a real shame not to be able to make it for you at this time.”
“In an ideal world it would be great to be prepping again towards the end of the year with a view to start shooting early next year. That feels achievable, whether that’s true or not, I have no idea.
This means that it's more than likely that we probably won't see the boys from Birmingham return until 2022, for now though, it's enough just to know that there's a light at the end of the tunnel.